CFDA 2011 Awards Nominees Announced


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Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Nominees & Honorees reception.

On March 16 at Diane von Furstenberg’s Meatpacking District studio in NYC, the Council of Fashion Designers of America president (that would be DVF) announced the nominees and honorees of the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Lady Gaga will likely make an appearance at the gala, to be held June 6 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall; the pop star is being honored with the Fashion Icon Award.

Céline’s Phoebe Philo will receive the International Award, the Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander will take the Eugenia Sheppard Award, InStyle’s Hal Rubenstein will be honored with the Founders Award, and the CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute Award will go to photographer Arthur Elgort.

Marc Jacobs will receive the 2011 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

Of course, there has to be some suspense come June 6, when the winners in the other categories are announced. And the nominees are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year

Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Joseph Altuzarra
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row
Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Accessories

Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

Meanwhile, check out our report from the 2011 CFDA nominee celebration at DVF's studio.

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