Last night the CFDA Fashion Award nominees and honorees were announced at a chic fete’ at Diane Von Furstenburgs New York studio. The list included some of the most shining and respected names in the industry including Prabal Gurung, Eddie Borgo, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang who were all part of the Fashion Fund list last year.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards was created to honor outstanding contributions to fashion. in the categories of womenswear, menswear and accessories along with accomplishments in journalism, and creative vision.
Also included in the list is the incomparable Lady Gaga – Fashion Icon of the Year Honoree. I am waiting in bated anticipation for what she might wear to the actual event … I mean, what do you do to top the “Born This Way” video or being encapsuled in a pod?
Also on the list the incredible and legendary photographer Arthur Elgort and the brilliant Hillary Alexander from The Daily Telegraph U.K. .
The lifetime achievement award was recently renamed to honor Geoffrey Beene and his incredible contribution to the industry.
The full list of nominees includes:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler
Accessory Designer of the Year : Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Reed Krakoff
Menswear Designer of the Year: Simon Spurr, Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, The Row
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Pamela Love
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs
Board of Directors Award: Photographer Arthur Elgort
International Award: Phoebe Philo
Media Award: Hillary Alexander
Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein
Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga
Each year, nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA membership along with a select group of fashion retailers, media / press, and stylists, and ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors. Awards nominees are voted on and announced at the CFDA Fashion Awards gala event.
This year the CFDA Fashion Awards event will happen on June 6 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. And I am sure this blogger will be covering the highlights of the evening as there are always plenty of note worthy red carpet moments.
The CFDA awards are generously underwritten by Swarovski this year will mark the 10th anniversary of the brands involvement with the CFDA.
Photos Courtesy Vogue.com