It could be said that last night's Council of Fashion Designer's of America Awards red carpet was more captivating than the hallowed Met Gala red carpet last month. We don't want to be the ones to say it, but maybe Gwyneth Paltrow would drop that bomb. (She famously dissed the Met Gala as "un-fun.") In any event, Instagram was the feed to follow. Designers, models, celebs and general fashion elite posted photos of their prep process, cab rides, accessories choices, red carpet selfies and, of course, the afterparty at the Boom Boom Room. Here are our favorite filtered photos for reliving the event as if you were there.
Helmut Lang began at the beginning with an Instagram of model Hilary Rhoda's fitting a week ago.
Karlie Kloss and Carly Cushnie
If you didn't covet The Coveteur's fabulous connections enough, they got ready for the CFDA awards with Karlie Kloss and Carly Cushnie, whose label Cushnie et Ochs dressed the model. From their pre-game snacks and Karlie munching on candy, to the girls' accessories choices and day after brunch, check out The Coveteur on Instagram for lots of behind-the-scenes snaps.
Speaking of accessories choices, The Coveteur also asked Instagram followers to help choose their footwear for the evening.
If you don't follow Stacey Bendet's label Alice + Olivia on Instagram, you're missing out on some fabulous outfit of the day photos from her drool-worthy showroom. She didn't disappoint for the CFDAs, posing in her own design with a pile of lust-worthy bags.
The Man Repeller
The Man Repeller Leandra Medine showed off her bold clutch and trendy rings in the cab ride to the event.
Would you expect Betsey Johnson to be anything other than a pink puff of tulle? Perhaps we'll find out what she was up to if we tune into her reality series on the Style Network. Elle magazine Instagrammed this shot.
I'm crediting The Great Gatsby for old-school champagne glasses coming back into vogue. Just days after the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was clogging our Instagram feed, _frommetoyou snapped the brand of bubbly at the CFDAs.
Erin Wasson and Alexander Wang
Cutie pies Erin Wasson and Alexander Wang mugged for Elle magazine.
Cocktail Hour Decor
InStyle Magazine captured the scene at the pre-party drinks.
The CFDA itself, of course, had a very active Instagram feed, snapping Miranda Kerr being interviewed on the red carpet in Proenza Schouler.
Baby Got Back
Rachel Roy Instagrammed the back view of her date Jessica Hart along with the rear view of Nicole Richie's Marc Jacobs backless gown.
Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam and Rebecca Minkoff
Jessica Stam and Rebecca Minkoff may have been one of the most-Instagrammed duos of the night, here they are posing for Refinery29 with Hilary Rhoda.
J.Crew's Jenna Lyons was one of the first to arrive. The CFDA asks, "How can you not lionize her look?"
After Party at The Boom Boom Room
The Blonde Salad's Chiara Farragni captured the scene at the after party.