CFDA 2012 Nominees Announced

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler

Another year, another more than impressive group of New York-based designers. They’ve kept us interested, they’ve kept us enlightened, and—best of all—they’ve kept us well-dressed. Don’t they deserve a pat on the back?

The 2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Awards nominees were announced at a cocktail event at CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg’s studio on Wednesday, and it’s another fabulous group.

Without further ado:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler

Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year

Billy Reid

Patrik Ervell

Simon Spurr

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler

Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Chris Peters and Shane Gabier, Creatures of the Wind

Joseph Altuzarra

Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Antonio Azzuolo

Phillip Lim, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Todd Snyder

Swarovski Award for Accessories

Irene Neuwirth

Pamela Love

Tabitha Simmons

International Award

Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons

Founders Award

Andrew Rosen

Media Award

Scott Schuman and Garance Doré

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Icon Award

Johnny Depp

The awards ceremony—always a star-studded affair—will be held in New York in June.


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