Tuesday 14 August 2018

Kim Kardashian named 'Top Fashion Influencer' by the Council of Fashion Designers of America

First time prize has been awarded at the annual CFDAs

Kim Kardashian West poses in the winner's walk with the Influencer award at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian West poses in the winner's walk with the Influencer award at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Kim Kardashian has been named 'Top Influencer' by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The prize, which is in its first year at the annual CFDA, was awarded to a surprised Kim, who in her acceptance speech joked that she was 'always naked'.

The reality star donned a high neck cream crop top and matching ruched maxi skirt by Rick Owens to the events, which she accessorised with gold bangles up her arms.

Kim was joined on the red carpet by sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.

Kendall Jenner arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Kim Kardashian attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Kim Kardashian attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Kendall Jenner arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Model Gigi Hadid attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Martha Hunt arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Model Gigi Hadid attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chanel Iman arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kourtney Kardashian attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Model Winnie Harlow attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Whoopi Goldberg arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Julianna Margulies arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lee Daniels, left, and Naomi Campbell, winner of the fashion icon award, pose in the winner's walk at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Donna Karan attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Ralph Lauren poses in the winner's walk with the members' salute award at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Diane von Furstenberg poses in the winner's walk with the positive change award at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Anna Wintour, left, and Hamish Bowles arrive at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Brooke Shields arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Paulson attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Cate Blanchett arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Donatella Versace attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Rosario Dawson attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

'I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time,' the social media star, who has over 200 million followers on Instagram, said.

Other famous fashionistas at the event included model Gigi Hadid, actress Lupita Amondi Nyong'o and designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who was celebrated with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

Full list of CFDA Winners 2018

  • Influencer Award: Kim Kardashian
  • Accessory Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row
  • Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
  • Menswear Designer of the Year: James Jebbia, Supreme
  • Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Sander Lak, Sies Marjan
  • Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell
  • Media Award: Edward Enninful
  • International Award: Donatella Versace
  • The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Narciso Rodriguez
  • The Founder's Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert: Carolina Herrera
  • The Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Diane von Furstenberg

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