Friday, March 16, 2012

2012 CFDA Fashion Awards: nominees and honorees




One day my name will be on the roster as a nominee, just watch!

The CFDA's are like the Oscars of the fashion industry, basically letting you know you are really the isht and very creative!  It looks like nominees and honorees for the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards  have been made.

The awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, hosted by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Seth Meyers {head writer and anchor of Saturday Night Live}.

Here is the listing of the nominees and honorees:

The nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award are Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs.  The Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are: Billy Reid, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr.  For Accessory Designer of the Year Award the nominees are: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Reed Krakoff.

Chris Peters & Shane Gabier for Creatures of the Wind, Joseph Altuzarra, and Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty for Suno have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Antonio Azzuolo, Phillip Lim, and Todd Snyder.  For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Irene Neuwirth, Pamela Love, and Tabitha Simmons.

The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.

The honorary awards go to a diverse group of people. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Tommy Hilfiger.

The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, the influential journalist who revolutionized fashion reporting with her reports in the New York City Herald Tribune, will be given to Scott Schuman & Garance Doré.

The Fashion Icon Award will given to Johnny Depp, the first male recipient to receive the award, for his personal and eclectic sense of style.

The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Andrew Rosen.

The International Award will go to Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons for making an outstanding creative contribution to the world of fashion.

 For more information about the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards go here!

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