best dressed: cfda awards

where flappers, ballgowns, and fancy shorts collide.

by liza darwin

If the Met Gala is the fashion prom, then the CFDA Awards is the spring fling. It involves the same crowd of cool kids, sure--but rather than having to go all out in their best themed pieces, this time the designers and their muses got to be 100-percent themselves.

The vibe is playful, slightly more casual, and still just as awesome. This means Rihanna in custom showgirl-inspired Adam Selman, Lupita Nyong'o rocking Suno shorts, and Marion Cotillard going directional in Dior.

Who was your favorite? Click through our best looks in the gallery, then cast your vote on Facebook

Rihanna in Adam Selman

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Lupita Nyong'o in Suno

Karlie Kloss in Band of Outsiders

Solange in Calvin Klein

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

Emmy Rossum in J.Mendel

Jessica Stam

Dree Hemingway

Keri Russell

Olivia Wilde

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen