All the Best Dressed from the 2016 CFDA Awards

The 2016 CFDA Awards certainly lived up to their reputation as the biggest night in fashion. The red carpet was studded with fashion personalities of every variety including top fashion models like Elsa Hosk, burgeoning actors like Ansel Elgort, established fashion writers like Leandra Medine, viral comediennes like Abbi and Ilana, and of course the very designers who make this night possible. Of course, the highlight of the night had to be a surprise appearance by Beyoncé to accept the Fashion Icon Award. The celebrated singer skipped the red carpet in order to build on the suspicion of her as the award winner, but her acceptance speech made the suspense well worth the wait and made it more evident than ever that with Beyoncé as our guide, girls can really run the world.

Checkout out the list of winners and the best looks from the red carpet below, then head over to Vogue.com to read Bey's Fashion Icon Award acceptance speech.

Womenswear Designer of the Year - Marc Jacobs
Menswear Designer of the Year - Thom Browne
Accessories Designer of the Year -  Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel
Swarovski Award for Womenswear - Brandon Maxwell
Swarovski Award for Menswear - Matthew, Alex and Samantha Orley, Orley
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design - Paul Andrew
Fashion Icon Award - Beyoncé
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award - Norma Kamali
The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert - Donna Karan
International Award - Alessandro Michele, Gucci
The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute - David Bowie

Beyoncé in Givenchy Haute Couture with her family in tow

Ciara in Roberta Cavalli

Lena Dunham in Creatures of the Wind and Irene Neuwirth

Anna Cleveland in Rodarte

Elsa Hosk in Naeem Khan

Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin

Shanina Shaik

Pamela Love in Mara Hoffman

Monique Lhuillier and Hilary Rhoda in Monique Lhuillier

Ansel Elgort in Thom Browne

Olivia Palermo in Carolina Herrera

Ashley, Elizabeth, and Mary-Kate Olsen

Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer in Gucci

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Naomi Campbell in Brandon Maxwell

Gia Coppola and Alessandra Michele in Gucci

Tory Burch

Zoia Mamet in Maiyet and Gigi Burris Millinery

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Galzer in Rebecca Minkoff

Jessica Hart in The Row

Leandra Medine in 3.1 Phillip Lim

Diane von Furstenberg

Rosie Huntington Whitely in Michael Kors Collection with Michael Kors

Lindsey Wixson in Cynthia Rowley

Riley Keough in Proenza Schouler

Janice Alida, Grace Bol, Sarah Abney, and Drake Burnette all in Thom Browne

header image via CFDA.com / all other images via Vogue.com