Outfit: The Elder Statesman by Greg Chait
Makeup Artist: Carolina Dalí-Trites using Kevyn Aucoin
Hairstylist: Rudy Martins
Shoes: Balenciaga

Autumn is approaching and what is better than the cozy feeling of a soft blanket? Inspired by the next cold season, I decided to delve into Elsa Hosk‘s outfit for the CFDA Fashion Awards 2019, held at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3, 2019 in New York City.

Hosk wore a cream custom The Elder Statesman cashmere dress, paired with Balenciaga rose fuchsia satin Knife Slingback pumps and a multicolor Louis Vuitton Mini Speedy Takashi Murakami bag.

Elsa‘s makeup artist Carolina Dalí-Trites mentioned using a Kevyn Aucoin lipstick in the shade ‘Jorjia‘ to paint those beautiful fuchsia lips.

The Elder Statesman is a Los Angeles based brand founded in 2007 by Greg Chait. Its founder decided to pursue a niche market after being inspired by a cashmere blanket a friend had lent him. After creating some on his own, LA’s Maxfield boutique snapped them up to sell the next day and Chait jumped on a plane to Paris without a single sales appointment lined up. A week later, The Elder Statesman had picked up a dozen retail accounts, including prestigious retailers such as Barneys and Colette.

Possible inspiration for the dress | TES Fall 2019 RTW

The brand’s cashmere is globally sourced, coming from countries including Afghanistan, Mongolia and Italy, before being spun by Chait‘s own team of expert craftsmen. Chait combines chic simplicity with exclusivity. The sweaters are unbranded, product runs are usually limited to 50 units and Chait creates each collection for his stockists individually; different boutiques do not have the same assortment.


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.