Wednesday, 17 March 2010

CFDA Awards Nominations announced.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America today announced their nominations for this year's awards at a cocktail party thrown in Diane Von Furstenburg's New York studio. The board once again unanimously voted DVF in as President of the Council. This will be her third two-year term, meaning she will now serve until December 31st, 2012. Von Furstenburg made it a point to note that there will be a tribute to late designer and fashion darling, Alexander McQueen at the awards ceremony which will be held on the 7th June at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

And so, without any further ado, here is a list of the people selected by the Council to be honoured this year:

International Award: Christopher Bailey. The man of the moment is winning design awards left right and centre, as is his brand, Burberry. It really does seem that the heritage brand (once overwhelmingly associated with chavs in the mainstream media) is back on top.

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors. I'm not a huge fan personally but he's been around for a long time and he's a bona fide American treasure - the First Lady wearing him in her first Official White House Portrait confirmed it, in case you weren't sure. Well deserved.
Michelle Obama wearing Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2009

CFDA Board of Director's Special Tribute Award: Alexander McQueen. I have a feeling that this is going to be a very tearful tribute as he was so greatly loved within the fashion community. He had so much talent and it really is such a shame to lose him so young (McQueen committed suicide earlier this year at the age of 40). His final collection (completed just before his death) was shown in a small viewing in Paris a couple of weeks ago and it was undoubtedly one of his best and most inspired to date, he was truly a visionary.

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2010

Fashion Icon Award: Iman. David Bowie's impossibly beautiful and talented wife is being honoured as this year's icon. If I look half as good as her at 54, I'll be happy.
Iman with David Bowie, George Clooney and Julia Roberts at the Met Gala in 2008.

And here is a list of the people nominated for awards:

Womenswear Designer:
Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan
My pick - Alexander Wang. So hard to choose between these three as they all showed great collections this year, but Wang is my favourite contemporary designer, he always gives me butterflies!

Menswear Designer:
Tom Ford, Michael Bastian, Rag & Bone(Marcus Wainwright & David Neville)
My pick - Tom Ford. What with all the buzz surrounding him following his much-hyped directorial debut as well as the subsequent exposure he's had with all his stars wearing him on the red carpet, how could he not win?

Accessories Designer:
Marc Jacobs, Alexis Bittar, Proenza Schouler (Jack McCullough & Lazaro Hernandez)
My pick - Proenza Schouler. So hard to choose as I also love Marc Jacobs, I just think it's Jack and Lazaro's year.

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear:
Patrik Ervell, Simon Spurr, Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessories Designer:
Alexander Wang, Fenton/Fallon (Dana Lorenz), Eddie Borgo
My pick - Alexander Wang. His accessories are always amazingggg across the board; his bags, his shoes, and more recently his sunglasses, never ever disappoint. Love him.

More soon.

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