The annual CFDA Fashion Awards returned to the Museum of Natural History in NYC with Palm Beach’s Tom Ford, former chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, welcoming their new chair, fellow Palm Beacher Thom Browne. Browne’s  Royal Poinciana shop recently opened and he has been selected as the designer of The Royal’s iconic 2023 Surfboard Christmas tree, which will be decked out in signature Thom Browne red, white, and blue stripes with a playful homage to the designer’s dog, Hector.

Wes Gordon also stepped out just following the opening of his new Carolina Herrera boutique on Worth Avenue, and A-List attendees included several Palm Beach favorites including this year’s Fashion Icon Honoree Serena Williams, Innovation Award Winner and Colony Hotel suite designer Gwyneth PaltrowLauren Bush Lauren & David Lauren, Stacey Bendet, and Jennifer Fisher.


Thom Browne

Tom Ford

Serena Williams

Wes Gordon

Gwyneth Paltrow

Dennis Basso, Martha Stewart

Stacey Bendet

Nicky Hilton

Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren