Best Dressed At the National Design Awards

It took a little longer than we’d expected but we’ve compiled the official UnBeige Best Dressed List for Wednesday’s National Design Awards. Read our coverage, all photos by Sascha Mombartz.

Ultra-classy Communication Design winners 2×4 with Martha Schwartz, Landscape Design winner, wrapped with crinkly goodness in the middle. From left: Georgianna Stout, Michael Rock, Schwartz, Susan Sellers. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum director Paul Warwick Thompson stands guard on the right.

Best hair: Extreme close-up with Interior Design winner Michael Gabellini.

Best accessories: Lella Vignelli has the evening’s best necklace and is flanked by stylish hubby Massimo. What more does a girl need?


Short answer: because he can. Fashion Design winner Thom Browne pulls off the cropped look.

Juror and after-party headliner Michael Bierut gets juiced for his DJ set. Note the funkadelic jewel-toned shirt and tie.

Awards host and winner for Prettiest Designer Yves Behar can’t help but be photographed with three smiling ladies.


Who is this picture of beauty? We don’t know who she is but we’re happy to award her the UnBeige Award for Best Outfit Ever.

Update: This goddess is Barbara Bloemink, curatorial director of the museum! She wrote to tell us who she’s wearing:

Han Feng, a young Chinese designer who lives in Shanghai and NY and is featured as one of the most innovative 87 designers in Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial: Design Life Now, which opens at the museum on December 8, 2006. She also designed the costumes for this year’s opening performance of Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.