14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards - Kate Beckinsale, Jane Lynch, Clint Eastwood and Designers Attend Night of Recognition

14th Annual CDGA at Beverly Hilton shades recognition in LACOSTE lavender

The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Presented by LACOSTE held at Beverly Hilton on Tuesday February 21, 2012 had components of cocktail party, formal dinner, comedy hour, and somber affair. Celebrating multiple persons and awarding twelve achievements in Costume Design, including the centennial of Western Costume Company; Tuesday evening was a night few will knowingly forget, unless under the influence of palatable, signature cocktails provided by return sponsor DISARONNO. In attendance was Michelle Lacoste flying in from France specifically for the event, Mary Rose (President of CDG), and surprise guest presenter Ken Wantanabe, bestowing Clint Eastwood & Deborah Hopper with their swizzle stick of a champion silver trophy; Costume Designer’s Guild Award: Distinguished Collaborator Honorees.

Centerpieces compliments of the famed croc

Jane Lynch, Host and Glee superstar

"I’m going to move this along, because you know; we’re here for about three hours,” jokes Host and Tracksuit star of Fox Network’s Glee, Jane Lynch. CDGA celebrated in spirit the collaboration between Directors and Designers, with heavy emphasis on the latter; “You are our tribe, our people,” states John Dun onstage with Lisa Padovani, of Boardwalk Empire, winner of Outstanding Period and Fantasy TV Series.

Beckinsale iconic in Vivenne Westwood

Honoree Kate Beckinsale, attending with Director Len Wisemen collected the LACOSTE Spotlight Award, demonstrating a theme held throughout the ceremony by affiliates and organization; that of gratitude. In a monochromatic off the shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown with insinuating pale ivory print, Beckinsale emphasized her luck, “Crazy! How did I get here receiving this award in front of such talented people?”

Trish Summerville thanks Mara "for letting me try to make her ugly, even though it didn't work."

Lou Eyrich holding one of two Costume Designers Guild Awards

Lou Eyrich accepted both Career Achievement in Television Award and Outstanding Contemporary Television Series, presented for the first time by the creator of a television series (Glee’s Ryan Murphy). The astoundingly accomplished Costume Designer substantiated dedication to craft and love of work despite a difficult year battling cancer; blinking back tears and comedically commenting, “Working on Glee is like getting pushed off a cliff and having everyone dressed and on set before you hit the bottom.”

Jennifer Eve's rendition of LACOSTE's polo in pearl button down collar complete with lace cuffs

The job of great costume design is to beautifully enhance, yet never overpower the story. For Evening Black Tie awards ceremonies this season, attendees are accentuating with a particular story accent – such as a koala bear bow neck tie or liquid flame dinner jacket dressing up an otherwise traditional black and white tux. It was also about contemporary brands like Elizabeth & James dress, wore by Costume Designer Susan  Chan, with work on three commercials making it to ballot in a pool of tremendously brilliant nominees.

Michelle Lacoste & Mary Rose (President of CDGA)

And The Winners Are….

Glass LACOSTE gator

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series: John Dun and Lisa PadovantBoardwalk Empire

Career Achievement In Television: Lou Eyrich

Outstanding Television Movie or Mini Series: Susanne Buxton - Downtown Abbey

Excellence in Fantasy Film: Jany Temime - Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part II

Excellence In Contemporary Film: Trish Summerville - Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

Excellence In Period Film: Adrianne Phillip - W.E.

Outstanding Commercial Costume Design: Rosanne Fielder – Swiffer: Country Dirt Cowgirl

LACOSTE Spotlight Award Honoree: Kate Beckinsale

Distinguished Collaborator Honorees:  Clint Eastwood & Deborah Hopper

Career Achievement in Television Award: Lou Eyrich 

DISARONNO Career Achievement in Film Award:  Marlene Stewart 

Service Award: Western Costume Company


Photo Credit: Getty Images | Video Credit: Getty Video

Public Relations: Lippin Group with Alexandra Lippin

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