Celebrities Spotted in NY at the Gotham Independent Film Awards™

Vanessa Axente - Calvin Klein Collection
Leading model Vanessa Axente, wardrobed by Calvin Klein Collection, (the face of the new endless euphoria Calvin Klein advertising campaign) was spotted at the event while supporting the euphoria Calvin Klein brand’s ongoing independent film platform.

She is wearing an anthracite check open weave alpaca flared waist shirt, over black leather pleated motorcycle pants from the F/W 2013/14 Collection. Get Vanessa's look on Calvin Klein's website.

The Cipriani Wall Street in New York City was the scenario the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™, where euphoria Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the winner of the third annual euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards™ marks the second occasion euphoria Calvin Klein has partnered with the IFP this year, following the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May.

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Gita Pullapilly received the $25,000 grant for her film, Beneath the Harvest Sky, as selected by an esteemed jury of independent film talent including: Shailene Woodley (actress), Mynette Louie (producer), and Ira Sachs (director).

Shailene is wearing a white mesh / black snakeskin woven halter dress from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Get her look on Calvin Kleinìs website.

For the third year, IFP presented the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant, a $25,000 cash award for an alumna of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs. This grant aims to further the careers of emerging women directors by supporting the completion, distribution and audience engagement strategies of their first feature film.

This year, euphoria Calvin Klein also sponsored the newly created Best Actress Award, which was presented to Brie Larson (Short Term 12), who was dressed in Calvin Klein Collection.

The 2012 ‘Live the Dream’ winner Stacie Passon, writer/director of the RADiUS-TWC release Concussion, continued her success this year as she was nominated the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award.

Other notable award winners included Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club), Michael B. Jordan (Breakthrough Actor, Fruitvale Station), and Ryan Coogler (Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award, Fruitvale Station).

The evening’s guests who were wardrobed by Calvin Klein Collection included Ms. Woodley, Ms. Larson, Mr. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Oscar Isaac, host for the evening Nick Kroll, and IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente. Mr. Whitaker also received a career tribute for his contribution to independent film.

Other guests of note in attendance included Mayor Bloomberg, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

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