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Supreme's James Jebbia Took Home the CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year

The upset of the night

Last night at the CFDA Fashion Awards, held at the Brooklyn Museum, Supreme founder James Jebbia was crowned the Menswear Designer of the Year. It was the upset of the night, not only because Supreme self-identifies as a skate brand -- though last year's Louis Vuitton collaboration might suggest otherwise -- but also because Jebbia is more businessman than designer. Nattily attired in a charcoal grey suit and a crisp white shirt, the streetwear veteran stepped up to the podium and said precisely that in a matter-of-fact acceptance speech. "I've never considered Supreme to be a fashion company, or myself a designer," he said. "But I appreciate the recognition for what we do." 

Here's the full list of 2018 CFDA Winners:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year: James Jebbia for Supreme

Accessory Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Narciso Rodriguez

International Award: Donatella Versace

Influencer Award: Kim Kardashian West

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell

Media Award: Edward Enninful

CFDA Members Salute: Ralph Lauren

The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert: Carolina Herrera

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Diane von Furstenberg