Last night, the crème de la crème of fashion, TV, music and film in the US got together at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) handed over its Fashion Awards 2016.

The three main recognitions –womenswear, menswear and accessory designer of the year– were given to Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, respectively. Donna Karan received the Founder’s Award and Gucci’s creative director and fashion enfant terrible Alessandro Michele obtained the International Award.

After an unexpected appearance, singer-of-the-moment Beyoncé brought home the Fashion Icon award. She has nailed the merge of luxury fashion into her music videos in recent times, with Formation and the full-album video of Lemonade as the most applauded examples.

The three Swarovski Awards for emerging talent offer winners a mentorship program as well as financial support. This year’s awards went to Brandon Maxwell (Womenswear), Orley (Menswear) and Paul Andrew (Accessories).

For more impressions on the CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony head over to the association's website.