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 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