CFDA Award Nominations, Honorees Revealed

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)’s new HQ in lower Manhattan was the setting for last night’s party at which the nominees and honorees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards were announced. Will Alexander Wang ride his Balenciaga debut buzz to nab a womenswear win, besting the unstoppable Proenza boys and three-time womenswear winner Marc Jacobs? In the menswear battle of the Brown(e)s, will Thom triumph over Duckie? And how many CFDA award statuettes can fit in a 3.1 Phillip Lim 31-hour bag? Answers will have to wait until this year’s awards ceremony, set for June 3 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Here’s the full list of nominees and honorees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year Award nominees: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year Award nominees: Steven Cox & Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown, Michael Bastian, Thom Browne

Accessory Designer of the Year Award nominees: Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominees: Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind, Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs, Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis for Suno

Swarovski Award for Menswear nominees: Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design nominees: Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, Pamela Love

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Vera Wang

Media Award: Tim Blanks

Founders Award: Oscar de la Renta

Board of Directors’ Tribute Award: Colleen Atwood

International Award: Riccardo Tisci