Award-Worthy Wonders of CFDA

Proenza Schouler Backstage

Jack and Lazaro for the Proenza win!


The nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2011 awards ceremony are set. The CFDA are the cool kids, and a very young group of talent at that (ie. Lifetime Achievement winner Marc Jacobs is only forty-seven!). Predictions are italicized.

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

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

CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute
Arthur Elgort

Fashion Icon Award
Lady Gaga

Eugenia Sheppard Media Award
Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph

Eleanor Lambert Founders Award
Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

International Award
Phoebe Philo for CĂ©line