The CFDAs are the Fashion Oscars, so to speak, so often the guests show up a little more creatively clad than usual — not Met Gala levels, obviously, but a little vampier than the Oscars themselves. We’ll have three posts from this today; this is just pulling out some of the dresses that seemed extra dramatic, and then we’ll get to pants (J.Lo and Emily Ratajkowski brought treats for you there) and everything else. However, this does make me wish Ashley had worn Christian Siriano to the Met Gala. That’s not even any kind of statement about her Dapper Dan look; just that if Christian churned out this much drama for her here on a smaller night, IMAGINE the campy heights to which they could’ve soared there.

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