David Bowie Will Be Posthumously Honored at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards

Here are all the honorees and nominees for this year's event.

David Bowie
David Bowie

For the style crowd, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards are equivalent to the Oscars. The red carpet is scrutinized to the nth degree and all the top models, actresses and musicians that the industry is currently obsessed with are on display. Oh, and the top talents of today are honored for their hard work and creative endeavors.

Last night, the CFDA announced the nominees and honorees for this year’s awards, which will take place over a formal dinner on June 6th, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is a change from the usual venue of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, where the event was previously just a cocktail party followed by an awards ceremony.

Donna Karan
Donna Karan

Stalwarts such as Marc Jacobs and Rag & Bone nabbed nominations for this year’s awards and a handful of today’s most exciting brands were acknowledged as well, including Monse and Brandon Maxwell. David Bowie will be posthumously recognized with the Board of Director’s Tribute, no doubt for the endless sartorial inspiration he provided for fashion designers of today and yesterday. Donna Karan is being honored for her contributions to the industry and of course the world’s buzziest designer, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, will be on hand.

Here are all of the nominees and honorees for this year’s award ceremony:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Altuzarra, Joseph Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs
Proenza Schouler, Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez
Rodarte, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
The Row, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Menswear Designer of the Year:
Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
Rag & Bone, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville
Tim Coppens
Thom Browne
Todd Snyder

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Brandon Maxwell
Monse, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia
Ryan Roche

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Gypsy Sport, Rio Uribe
John Elliott
Orley, Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Brother Vellies, Aurora James
Gigi Burris
Paul Andrew

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Norma Kamali

Founder’s Award, in Honor of Eleanor Lambert:
Donna Karan

Media Award, in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard:
Imran Amed, The Business of Fashion

International Award:
Alessandro Michele, Gucci

Board of Director’s Tribute:
David Bowie

David Bowie Will Be Posthumously Honored at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards