Proenza Schouler CFDA

Proenza Schouler

Though all of the talent nominated were more than deserving to leave the 2011 CFDA Awards with tropy in hand, I could not be happier with last night’s results. What a perfect group. (Each category’s winner is in bold.)

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

Menswear Designer of the Year Award: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr.

Accessory Designer of the Year Award: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Reed Krakoff.

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, and Prabal Gurung.

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Robert Geller.

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, and Pamela Love

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs

The Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga

The Eugenia Sheppard Media Award: Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph

The Eleanor Lambert Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

The International Award: Phoebe Philo for Celine

Proenza Schouler Act da FoolRecently renowned directors Kenneth Anger, Zoe Cassavetes, and even Martin Scorcese have all made ‘fashion films‘ for Missoni, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel respectively – now Proenza Schouler wants a turn.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez enlisted indie provocateur Harmony Korine to make a short film for their Fall 2010 collection, simply titled “Act Da Fool“. Shot in Korine’s hometown of Nashville, it’s got a provocative, streetwise 90’s music video quality; in a Q&A on Proenza’s site, Korine said that the girls plucked for the film represented “the greatest living delinquents.” Styled by Mel Ottenberg, these girls certainly have an edge: Act Da Fool features them spray-painting graffiti, drinking a substantial amount of 40s and hitting old tires with sticks as a dreamy, echoey narration intones:

“I believe that the earth is a big ball of shit–that’s why dinosaurs died out. And everyone gonna die sooner or later. That’s why I love cigarettes so much.”

“My friends and I are gangs of fool…we can act like wild animals, we can do some messed up shit.”