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Knockoff Moment at the CFDA Fashion Awards

Derek LamAt the Swarovski crystal-studded and carbon-neutral CFDA Fashion Awards this evening, the fashion was real -- even if one of the celebrities was fake. 

Your humble blogger almost spilled her champagne laughing when, in a nod to the organization's continuing legislative efforts to fight knockoffs, an Ellen DeGeneres impersonator took the stage to present the Accessories Award.  MADtv's Nicole Parker wore a white pantsuit reminiscent of Ellen's Oscar attire and draped authentic handbags designed by nominees Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors around her neck and over her arms.  Happily for winner Derek Lam, the statuette was genuine as well. 

Congratulations to Derek and all of the other honorees -- and to the CFDA on the 25th anniversary of the Fashion Awards.  (Just don't call them the fashion Oscars -- unless you're speaking Italian.)