Council of Fashion Designers of America Announces Award Nominees
Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler are among the leading nominees for this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, topping a list of many familiar names.
CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and CEO Steven Kolb announced Wednesday evening that Proenza’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, and Wang were in the running for both womenswear designer of the year, as well as Marc Jacobs. Jacobs and the Proenza duo have both won the category before, and Wang has received the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in women’s design.
For the top accessories designer, Hernandez and McCollough, and Wang - all previous winners - will compete against Phillip Lim.
Thom Browne, Michael Bastian, and Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown are the menswear nominees.
Vera Wang will get the lifetime achievement award, and Oscar de la Renta the Founders Award created in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert, who the organization credits "with putting American fashion on the map."
Costume designer Colleen Atwood, whose credits include "Snow White and the Hunstman," ’’Alice in Wonderland" and "Chicago," is getting the board of directors’ tribute award, and Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy is being recognized with the international award.
Tim Blanks of Style.com is to receive the media award.