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2012 CFDA Nominees

Author: Francesco Dello Rosso
Published: March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am
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The Olsen twins are becoming an incredible and unstoppable fashion-power force. After being nominated last year for the first time in the Swarovski emerging Womenswear Design category, they announced their definitive retire from acting to focus on their numerous fashion brands. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s "The Row" has been nominated for this year's prestigious CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award, joining fashion heavyweights Marc Jacobs and the Proenza Schouler designers, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. 

The always amazing and controversial Johnny Depp will take home the Fashion Icon award, a first time ever for a male recipient. Previous winners were Lady Gaga (2011), and Iman (2010). The night's top honour - the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award - will go to Tommy Hilfiger, while Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo is set to receive the International Designer of the Year.

Hosted by the CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg at the Designer’s Studio in the Meatpacking District, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominees, honorees and host for the 2012 CFDA Fashion. The 2012 event will be hosted by funny-man Seth Meyers, head writer and anchor of Saturday Night Live, and will be part of a year-long celebration of the CFDA’s 50th Anniversary. The Awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs 

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Billy Reid
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Chris Peters & Shane Gabier for Creatures of the Wind
Joseph Altuzarra
Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty for Suno

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Antonio Azzuolo
Phillip Lim
Todd Snyder

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Irene Neuwirth
Pamela Love
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.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Tommy Hilfiger

Media Award
Scott Schuman & Garance Doré

Fashion Icon Award
Johnny Depp

International Award
Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons

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.

 
 

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