Last night, Diane von Furstenberg announced the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2010 award nominees, and the names among the top categories are, well, somewhat predictable. Marc Jacobs (also nominated last year), Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang are competing for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Wang are also nominated in accessories categories. Meanwhile, Michael Bastian, Tom Ford, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone have been selected for the Menswear category. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler are nominated for the accessory award for the second year in a row. They won last year.
At a CFDA meeting earlier yesterday, the board unanimously voted to re-elect Ms. von Furstenberg as president for a third two-year term. Her term would have come to an end after this year; she will now serve until Dec. 31, 2012. While announcing the nominees last night, Ms. von Furstenberg said that there will be a special tribute to Alexander McQueen at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled for June 7 at Lincoln Center. See full list of nominees below.
Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Menswear Designer of the Year:
David Neville & Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Accessory Designer of the Year:
Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Swarovski Award for Menswear:
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine
International Award: Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: Alexander McQueen
Fashion Icon Award: Iman
Eleanor Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman, Vogue