By Natasha

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Celebs love a reason to get glammed up in custom threads from top designers. It explains why the CFDA Awards are one of the hottest tickets in town Check out who arrived to Monday night’s big event and who they were wearing inside….

Kanye West arrived at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center with his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian. As usual, he put her front and center to show off. Kim is taking full advantage of showing off her bod before that belly pops and she starts that shoe and smothering clothes struggle again.

The newest GLAMOUR cover girl rocked a sheer black embellished dress by Proenza Schouler, while Kanye rocked his usual everyday look.

The Wests’ camera time was invaded by the Williams fam — Pharrell and his wife Helen.

People are also talking about whether that’s a baby bump we see on Helen. Is the couple expecting their second child? Time will tell, but they are notoriously private about their personal lives and their 6-year-old kiddie Rocket.

By the way, Pharrell was on hand to receive the Fashion Icon Award. Congrats!

Kanye also smiled it up with Fern Mallis, the former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Cutie Jhene Aiko went the grown and chic route in this red hot gown by Prabal Gurung as she posed it up with the designer himself.


We see Taraji P. Henson has perfected that smize of hers.

Rocking a custom oxblood Vera Wang creation and and Gianvito Rossi shoes, all topped of with Maxior Joias earrings, Taraji iht the carpet just one night after making history at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards.

She became the first black woman to win for Best Actress In A Drama Series….and it’s MUCH deserved.

Janelle Monae is absolutely fabulous each and every time she steps out. In keeping with her signature look, the singer rocked a custom caped Tadashi Shoji design in white and gold for the event. And she even showed off those killer legs.

Gorge. Janelle nailed her first CFDA appearance. She told People about how her look came together saying:

“When brainstorming with Tadashi and my stylist Maeve Reilly, we were inspired by a black-and-gold cape jacket from his collection,” Monae tells PEOPLE exclusively about her outfit. “We decided to recreate it into a white-and-gold cape dress, since I had never done a cape-dress look. We wanted to really embrace Tadashi’s aesthetic and incorporate my signature style elements mixed with enchantment, regality and wonder — all in one look. This was the perfect marriage, and I’m so happy with the final result.”

And the “Yoga” singer posed it up with Mr. Shoji himself.

Also in a gold mood was E!’s Alicia Quarels. She styled up her custom Kim Mesches dress with beaded ankle strap Joyce Echols shoes and an oversized Cesare Paciotti clutch. Pretty!

June Ambrose brightened up the carpet in this gorgeous red Zac Posen gown and a turban with art design by Donald Robertson.


The models also took over the carpet:

Joan Smalls was on hand after dressing up like Pharrell for the CFDA Journal.

Liya Kebede showed up in a pretty printed Altuzarra dress and shoes also by the designer. Joseph Altuzarra was also at the event as her date, and not Jake Gyllenhaal….the reportedly recently separated model’s newest RUMORED boo.

And Alek Wek is still keeping it chic at events.

Designer Tracey Reese rocked her own flirty design.

And Tinashe and her oversized cardigan found her way inside the event as well….

Photos: Getty

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