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Sarah Jessica Parker the city&#8217s ambassador of style kicked off the fashion industry&#8217s biggest night &#8212 the CFDA Fashion Awards Wearing a champagne silk cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewels she popped

Sarah Jessica Parker the city&#8217s ambassador of style kicked off the fashion industry&#8217s biggest night &#8212 the CFDA Fashion Awards Wearing a champagne silk cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewels she popped

NEW YORK — Sarah Jessica Parker, the city’s ambassador of style, kicked off the fashion industry’s biggest night — the CFDA Fashion Awards. Wearing a champagne silk cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewels, she popped backstage for an impromptu photo session. Other stars of the night included Narciso Rodriguez, who won for Women’s Wear Designer of the Year; Michael Kors for Men’s, and Marc Jacobs for Accessories. Brian Atwood won Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Accessories and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez took Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Ready-to-Wear prize. The International Award went to Alexander McQueen; Lifetime Achievement to Anna Wintour; the Eleanor Lambert Award to Rose Marie Bravo, and the Eugenia Sheppard Award to André Leon Talley. Oleg Cassini was honored with a special tribute, while Nicole Kidman won the Fashion Icon Award.

This story first appeared in the June 3, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.