For the first time since the Council of Fashion Designers of America started handing out statuettes in 1981, L.A. designers won in designer of the year categories for both womenswear and menswear.

Last night in NYC, Rodarte, the conceptually complex women's line by Pasadena sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy, won in the womenswear category. Band of Outsiders, the preppy men's line by West Hollywood's Scott Sternberg, shared the menswear award with Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein Collection.


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