Wednesday Sept 4th kicked off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 in true form starting with the 10th annual Style Awards hosted this year by Nicole Richie who wore an all-black embroidered number designed by Antonio Berandi paired with shoes by Vivienne Westwood  on the red carpet in New York City at MBFW’s home, Lincoln Center. NFL New York Giant wide receiver Victor Cruz in a well-tailored burgundy suit was honored with the award for the “Most Stylish Athlete of the Year.” Cruz was presented the award by another sports fashionisto, the NBA New York Knicks own Amare Stoudemire in a fitted navy suit and skinny tie with his beautiful wife Alexis Welsh in a mustard yellow draped gown with few accessories to accent. This marks the first time Welsh hit the red carpet since delivering the couples fourth child in May. Other honorees of the night included supermodel Kate Upton, Frederic Fekkai, designer Zac Posen, and celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe receiving “Stylist of the Year” and announcing her second pregnancy with husband Rodger Berman. You can catch the Style Awards bringing together the biggest names of the year in entertainment and fashion airing September 14th at 7pm EST on CNN.

Nicole Ritchie Host of the Style Awards

Nicole Ritchie
Host of the Style Awards

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

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Victor Cruz

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Anna Cleveland & Zac Posen

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Alexis Welch & Amare Stoudemire

by Rachelle Saintfleur

*Style Awards photos from Hollywoodlife.com and Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Getty Images