Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Outfit: Conner Ives
Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani
Hairstylist: Tamara McNaughton
Clutch: Hunting Season
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Jewelry: Cartier

I’ve always wanted to write about Amber Valletta here, and seen that my fashion choices have always been influenced by the ’90s, it naturally came with the territory.

The model looked terrific for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards, and I couldn’t wait to share more about it with you.

The blonde Valletta looked incredible in a Conner Ives demi-couture reconstituted sequin gown with Swarovski crystals and feathers from the Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection.

1st picture is courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni – Look 21 / | 2nd picture is courtesy of Acielle/StyleDuMonde | 3rd picture is courtesy of Kyleen James

She accessorized her ensemble with Manolo Blahnik Scolto 90 red suede mules featuring an open toe design and two front light pink ECO PVC straps, finished with a red suede stiletto high heel.

Her jewels of choice were from Cartier: a Panthère de Cartier ring in yellow gold, onyx, black lacquer, set with 2 tsavorite garnets on her right ring finger, a Panthère de Cartier bracelet, a Clash de Cartier bracelet in 18K rose gold, set with 51 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 1.51 carats and a yellow gold Clash de Cartier bracelet among others.

Her clutch was a Hunting Season red velvet rectangular clutch with gold lining.

1st and 2nd pictures are courtesy of Kyleen James

The choice of the dress was very intentional, as the model revealed in an interview for Vogue UK: “I chose to wear this gorgeous red sparkler from Conner Ives because he is an emerging London-based American designer who gives us both style and sustainability! The entire dress is made from reclaimed materials – including the satin base and chiffon lining. It is accented with reignited, excess Swarovski crystals” on her Instagram she also mentioned that “the embroidery of the dress was made up of 80s blouses/dresses that form the sequin base of the dress”.

Amber‘s makeup was minimal but with maximum glamour, the skin and eyes felt dewy and sultry without a heavy look, thanks to the expert hands of MUA Romy Soleimani.

Her hair was kept super natural and styled in a messy bun by hairstylist Tamara McNaughton.

She also showed off a creamy manicure, balancing it with a dark pedicure.

There was probably no one better than Tonne Goodman to style such a fashion icon. Being both true advocates for sustainability, their conscious choices for the event felt appropriate and in line with their beliefs. Also, the Conner Ives dress was a stunner, you’d never imagine that it was reconstituted.

They showed everyone that you can look like a million bucks while doing some good for the planet.


During the award show, Amber Valletta presented the Environmental Sustainability Award to the UN.
UN Deputy General Amina Mohammed accepted this award on their behalf.

The awards were in partnership with Amazon Fashion and took place at Cipriani South Street at Casa Cipriani in Manhattan.


The CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America. It was founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert and is a not-for-profit trade association of over 450 American fashion and accessory designers.

The organization promotes American designers in the global economy. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the organization develops future American design talent through scholarships and resources in high schools, colleges, and post-graduate schools.

The CFDA also provides funding and business opportunities for working designers. Through the CFDA Foundation, the organization supports charitable causes.

From @voguerunway’s Instagram
UN Deputy General Amina Mohammed
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