The Most Amazing Shoes at the 2013 CFDA Awards

Aside from the Met Ball, another event that is always swarming with stylish celebrities and designers alike is the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, which is an event that honors excellence in fashion design. This year, the 2013 CFDA Awards took place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3.

The CFDA Awards have been dubbed the Oscars of fashion, so we expected to see attendees dressed to kill. Many stunned us in their beautiful floor-length gowns, but we’re all about shoes here, so we were a little disappointed that we weren’t able to see what heels most of these celebrities were wearing. Fortunately, there were also those who opted for cute mini and mid-length dresses, allowing us to spot some of the strikingly killer heels at the event. Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel were already featured, and we have more shoes that were spotted below. Who do you think wore the hottest pair?

Olivia Palermo in Giuseppe Zanotti Booties

Olivia Palermo was all about glitz and glamour that night. She looked fresh and stunning in a Dennis Basso spring 2013 fringed frock, featuring a gold-embroidered sheer bodice and an ombre fringed skirt. While a pair of dainty-looking light gold sandals could’ve perfected her look, she opted to add more shimmer by wearing these metallic gold booties.

The booties have a sporty look, so we don’t think they’re a good fit with her dress or for the event. Still, we can’t deny that they are indeed stunning. They are made of shiny calfskin with interesting corset-like lacing. Open toes, open backs, and about 4 1/4-inch two-tone plated heels complete these booties.


2013 CFDA AwardsOlivia Palermo at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

Olivia’s shoes are from the Giuseppe Zanotti spring/summer 2011 collection, and, as expected, they’re no longer available online. However, here is a similar design from the same brand that you might like:

Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Leather Peep Toe BootiesGiuseppe Zanotti Metallic Booties, $599.95

Miranda Kerr in Stuart Weitzman Pumps

Another fresh-looking celeb of the night was Miranda Kerr, who donned a Proenza Schouler fit-and-flare frock. She styled it with black satin pumps by Stuart Weitzman, which added sophistication to her very fun and feminine dress. The pumps have triple buckled straps and V-shaped pointed-toe vamps.


CFDA Awards at Alice Tully HallMiranda Kerr at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

We believe these pumps are from Stuart Weitzman’s fall 2013 collection, so they’re not available online yet. Anyway, we found a similar style from Saint Laurent:

Saint Laurent "Paris" PumpsSaint Laurent Paris Triple Ankle-Strap Pump, $1,075

Nicole Richie in Giuseppe Zanotti Pumps

Nicole Richie was probably one of the best-dressed celebs of the night. She was a sexy goddess in a Marc Jacobs fall 2013 evening gown in metallic gold lamé. It’s a backless gown that revealed some side boob, too. Some of you may not like it, but Nicole definitely managed to make it work with her slender body.

Nicole paired the dress with metallic gold pumps from the same collection. These sleek pumps in mirrored patent leather are a classic. They have pointed toes and about 4.5-inch cone-shaped heels that can surely work with any ensemble — even with jeans, if you want to make a statement!


Nicole Richie Giuseppe ZanottiNicole Richie at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

Like her pumps? They’re also available in black and red versions.

Giuseppe Zanotti Cone Heel Pumps GoldGiuseppe Zanotti Cone-Heel Pumps in Gold, $650

Giuseppe Zanotti Cone Heel Pumps BlackGiuseppe Zanotti Cone-Heel Pumps in Black, $650

Giuseppe Zanotti Cone Heel Pumps RedGiuseppe Zanotti Cone-Heel Pumps in Red, $650

Kate Mara in Brian Atwood “Carla” Pumps

Kate Mara was rather simple in a black mini dress with cutouts by Dolce & Gabbana. Simple earrings would have worked best with this look, but Kate selected an emerald green necklace. The necklace is undoubtedly gorgeous but didn’t seem to complement the look. Anyway, to match her dress, she chose to wear peep-toe pumps featuring mesh with laser-cut patent leather in latticework. The pumps were also embellished with silver studs.


Kate Mara Brian Atwood PumpsKate Mara at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

Check out Kate’s pumps, which are from Brian Atwood’s spring 2013 collection:

Brian Atwood CarlaBrian Atwood “Carla” Lasercut Pump

Rooney Mara in Brian Atwood “Aida” Sandals

Kate Mara’s younger sister, Rooney, also opted for Brian Atwood heels. Their looks were quite similar because they both donned black. We expected this look on Rooney, though, since she always has that minimalist styling during red carpet events.

She wore a Calvin Klein fall 2009 laser-cut dress, and she styled it with black Brian Atwood sandals. They were just simple satin sandals with cutouts at the vamps and heel counters. They also have peep toes, slender ankle straps, and about 1-inch platforms and 5-inch heels.


CFDA Awards at Alice Tully HallRooney Mara at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

We couldn’t find Rooney’s exact satin sandals, but the following are two versions of the same style from Brian Atwood, which are now on sale:

Brian Atwood Aida RaffiaBrian Atwood “Aida” Sandals in Black Raffia with Black/White Leather, $1,195

Brian Atwood AidaBrian Atwood “Aida” Sandals in Multicolor Suede, $995

Alessandra Ambrosio in Gianvito Rossi “Marina” Sandals

Like Nicole Richie, Alessandra Ambrosio picked a backless ensemble. She slipped into a one-shoulder, backless number from Kaufmanfranco, which she styled with white earrings. We’re so glad that she lifted the skirt up a bit when she stepped down from her car as that revealed her black-and-white heels.

The sandals, which are from Gianvito Rossi, feature white leather with black striped piping on both the straps across the toes and on the cuffs with leather ties.


CFDA Awards at Alice Tully HallAlessandra Ambrosio at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

Check out her heels:

Gianvito Rossi MarinaGianvito Rossi “Marina” Sandals, $1,040

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Sandals

Jessica Chastain was clearly one of the simplest celebs that night. She was wearing a strapless Givenchy corduroy dress with draped chiffon detail. And what better heels to finish this look than a pair of Givenchy sandals?

The sandals are equally simple in suede with piped leather trimming. The interesting details are the gold-tone shark-tooth lock closure at each ankle strap and the gold-tip stiletto heels.


2013 CFDA AwardsJessica Chastain at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

Amanda Seyfried has also been spotted in these same heels. You can get her sandals at Farfetch:

Givenchy Shark Lock SandalsGivenchy Shark Lock Sandals, $850 at Farfetch

Jessica Stam in Christian Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandal Booties

Model Jessica Stam brightened up the red carpet as she donned a striking yellow peplum dress by Rebecca Minkoff. While everyone else was sophisticated in dresses and gowns, Stam was clearly in a playful summer mood in her ensemble, which was also styled with colorful accessories. Moreover, she finished her look with bright neon Louboutins.

These Louboutins are of mixed media. They have transparent neon PVC at the ankles and metallic lilac bands across the toes, making these sandal booties head-turning enough. Additional features include pale gray suede at the heel counters, white trimming, and 1.5-inch platforms and 5.5-inch heels in red.


CFDA Awards at Alice Tully HallJessica Stam at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

We have already featured these sandals before on different celebrities. Cassie has this exact same version, Carrie Keagan has them in neon pink, and Taylor Swift, Jenny McCarthy, and Gwyneth Paltrow have the more toned-down version. Would you like to have them, too? Which color version would you pick?

Christian Louboutin Dufoura SandalsChristian Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals, $1,095

Christian Louboutin Dufoura SandalsChristian Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals in Rose Paris, $1,095

Christian Louboutin Dufoura SandalsChristian Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals in Smoke/Silver/White, $1,195

Hilary Rhoda in Jimmy Choo “Lance” Sandals

Unlike Jessica Stam, fellow model Hilary Rhoda chose a sophisticated yet edgy black-and-white look. She picked a monochrome Helmut Lang draped dress, which she styled with black Jimmy Choos.

The sandals feature wavy straps that create a sexy cutout effect, plus they have double ankle fastening straps.


2013 CFDA AwardsHilary Rhoda at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

We have seen these heels many times already (perhaps since 2011), and they come in different versions at Nordstrom.

Jimmy Choo Black LanceJimmy Choo “Lance” Sandals, $775 at Nordstrom

Ellie Kemper in Rupert Sanderson “Mion” Heels

Ellie Kemper was quite sophisticated in a black-and-gold number. She was in a Naeem Khan fall 2013 frock with embroidered gold-tone beads that seemed to show a captivating fireworks display. She accessorized with black-and-gold earrings and a knuckle clutch, and she finished her look with matching golden heels by Rupert Sanderson.

These leather sandals feature baroque cutouts and leather-covered stilettos that measure about 4 inches. They undoubtedly complemented Ellie Kemper’s getup, and she clearly brought some shimmer to the red carpet.


2013 CFDA AwardsEllie Kemper at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

These heels are available at Farfetch.

Rupert Sanderson ‘Mion’ cut-out leather sandalsRupert Sanderson “Mion” Sandals, $1,082 at Farfetch

Hailee Steinfeld in Jimmy Choo “Linda” Sandals

Hailee Steinfeld is never afraid of experimenting. And here you can see her wearing a two-piece ensemble from Suno that showed her tummy a bit. It’s a playful yet stylish number fit for the 16-year-old. Her shimmery bright dress complemented her glittery Jimmy Choos.

The sandals are actually quite simple in silhouette, but the glitter fabric surely makes them stunners. They have peep toes, adjustable ankle straps with logo-engraved buckles, 1 1/4-inch platforms, and 5 1/2-inch covered heels.


2013 CFDA AwardsHailee Steinfeld at the 2013 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on June 3, 2013

You can purchase Hailee’s sandals from Neiman Marcus.

Jimmy Choo Linda SandalsJimmy Choo “Linda” Sandals, $775 at Neiman Marcus

Credit: PNP/Ivan Nikolov/WENN

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