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CFDA Award Winners Announced


The victors from last night's awards ceremony honoring the best in fashion design.

Last night the fashion cognoscenti descended upon Lincoln Center. This time, it wasn't to show their seasonal collections in a media hoolah, but instead to hear who would take home a coveted CFDA Award, which is pretty much like an Oscar for fashion design. There were some unexpected twists and turns on the road to this year's ceremony (like Simon Spurr parting ways with his label a mere week after he was announced as a nominee) and two memorable honorees were missing--Comme des Garcon designer Rei Kawakubo, who was given the International Award, and Johnny Depp, who was given the Fashion Icon Award. But, hey, John Waters was there! Random but kinda awesome. We hope he chatted up Anna. To be a fly on the wall for that conversation. Below are a list of the nominees, with the winners in bold.
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Pamela Love
Tabitha Simmons
Irene Neuwirth

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Antonio Azzuolo
Todd Snyder
Phillip Lim

Swarovski Awards for Womenswear
Joseph Altuzarra
Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for Suno

Accessory Designer of the Year
Reed Krakoff
Jack McCullough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year
Simon Spurr
Patrick Ervell
Billy Reid

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCullough & Lazaro Hernandez-Proenza Schouler
Ashley & Mary Kate Olsen-The Row

Plus the smattering of special honors for those who have made special contributions to fashion over the past few years:

International Award: Rei Kawakubo for Commes des Garcons
Media Award: Scott Schuman & Garance Dore

Founders Award: Andrew Rosen

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Contrats to the winners, and the nominees!

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