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 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

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She Thinx

At this point, you probably don't think twice about buying tampons, pads, and liners. You either have your go-to brand or really couldn't care less as long as you can still wear you favorite white summer dress without fearing a stain from the riding the red wave. But what you may not think of is all the women out there who can't pop into CVS or Duane Reade at the last minute. Women whose lives are truly interrupted once a month. You may not have considered them, but She Thinx has.

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She Thinx founders Antonia Dunbar, Miki Aragal, and Radha Agrawal are rethinking the process of dealing with your period. Originally inspired by their own frustration searching for tampons that don't leak, underwear that resists stains, and the ever-impossible comfortable pad, these three friends set out to create undies that can do it all. Now available in three styles (thong, hiphugger, and cheeky) the She Thinx brand allows women to keep living their lives without the constant, sometimes irrational, fear that white clothing is doomed to fall victim to your period.

"THINX is made up of THINX QuadTECH, super-thin high-performance materials that resist stains and leaks, wick moisture and provide anti-bacterial support. The first line of THINX can completely replace panty liners on days when you want light support or it can act as back up to your traditional disposable or washable/reusable methods on heavier days." - She Thinx for Elle

More importantly, however, might be the fact that for every pair of She Thinx undies purchased, the company sends a portion of the profits to their partner organization AFRIpads which trains women to sew and sell washable, reusable cloth pads. These are women who have to miss school one week every month because of the stigma attached to having their periods, leaving them far behind boys their age and sometimes leading to their need to drop out of school.

She Thinx is not just for the "modern woman" living in the U.S. or Paris or London. It is for modern women everywhere. After all, it's 2015 - women shouldn't be held back by their periods any more.

Still unsure of how they work or, to be frank, really grossed out? She Thinx is more than happy to address all you questions and concerns. Check out their FAQ page or shoot them an email and they will be there to talk you through all your period woes.

J.Crew is Affordable Again

J.Crew announced on Friday that it will be launching a new label at a price point between their regular line and their factory line. Hallelujah! J.Crew Mercantile, as it will be called, will be sold on the J.Crew Factory website for now with a brick-and-mortar store coming to Dallas, Texas later this month.

Over the past few years J.Crew has been receiving a lot of attention for it's rising prices and more adventurous designs, but not all the attention has been positive. Many longtime customers of the brand have been feeling alienated and were disappointed that J.Crew is moving seemingly further and further from its core customer base. What was once the go-to brand for good-quality, affordable basics is now a maze of hard to wear silhouettes and bizarrely high prices. And while the "fashion" crowd has been loving J.Crew's new bold designs, most of the public has not been too pleased.

Some of J.Crew's more editorial, less wearable looks of late.

Other than news of a store at the The Shops at Park Lane in Dallas and the promise that the line will focus on the basics that made people fall in love with J.Crew in the first place, little is known about J.Crew Mercantile and how it will differ from J.Crew Factory. Here's to hoping Mickey Drexler and Jenna Lyons let us in on some of their secrets soon!

Read more at Fashionista, Vogue.UK, and Elle