Seth Meyers awkwardly jokes about Ivanka, Melania fashion at CFDA Awards – USA TODAY

Regardless of his fame for cracking down on the Trump administration, Seth Meyers largely caught to a politics-free monologue at Monday's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, the place he served as host.

However in-between the jokes about romphims and Balenciaga's Ikea bag at the New York Metropolis gala, generally known as "fashion's Oscars" for its excessive-wattage attendees, the Late Evening host included some fashion-associated Trump content material in his opening speech, to blended outcomes from the viewers.

"Abercrombie & Fitch has introduced it is placing itself up on the market. In the meantime, because of Donald Trump, the US has turn into a Banana Republic," he mentioned, the room staying quiet.

Extra profitable was his joke about the Trumps' current abroad journey. "It is more durable than ever to separate fashion from politics. First Woman Melania Trump made headlines not too long ago after she determined not to wear a head cover whereas visiting Saudi Arabia," he mentioned. "Which was particularly stunning, since her husband wears a head masking actually in every single place."

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Stars from fashion, movie and TV hit the carpet for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York - described by mannequin Heidi Klum as "the Oscars for fashion." (June 6) AP

However the crowd did not react as favorably to Meyers' observe-up joke about Ivanka Trump's Nordstrom line. "Massive yr for fashion designer Ivanka Trump," he mentioned. "I've heard her garments are flying off the cabinets in Nordstrom."

Whereas Meyers was the night's solely presenter to seek advice from President Trump by title, Janelle Monae also touched on politics in her speech later within the night. The singer-turned-actress was given the Board of Administrators' Tribute together with Gloria Steinem and Deliberate Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

Designer Raf Simons was the opposite massive winner of the evening, receiving each the womenswear and menswear designer of the yr awards for his work at Calvin Klein.

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