2012 March 15

Wed Night Double Whammy

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Hannah Bronfman, Dani Stahl,  Joseph Altuzarra Hannah Bronfman, Dani Stahl, Joseph Altuzarra
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(NEW YORK) It's official! Nobody in fashion stayed home last night with the exception of Diane von Furstenberg, who wisely brought everyone to her studio hosting the the CFDA nominations on West 14th Street. Dvf and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb revealed the nominations (exactly as scheduled at 6:30 p.m., thank you very much!) starting with the announcement that SNL's Seth Myers (the CFDA president's "one great wish") would be hosting the show on June 4th at Lincoln Center.

DvF announced that Andrew Rosen (the recipient of The Founders Award given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert) was in Tokyo, but they spoke earlier in the day, and she told him that his "father would be very proud of you. I knew his father very well." The crowd included longtime CFDA members Carolina Herrera, Francisco Costa, Dennis Basso, Reed Krakoff, and Narciso Rodriguez mixed with relatively new kids on the block Patrick Ervell, Suno's Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Simon Spurr, Phillip Lim, Trina Turk, Peter Som, Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Roy, Sophie Theallet and Irene Neuwirth.

Major CFDA supporters Nadja Swarovski (underwriting the awards for the 11th year) and Anna Wintour were MIA, but Jim Moore, Glenda Bailey, Ted Stafford, Cindy Weber Cleary, Eric Wilson, Joanna Hillman, and Joe Zee seemed delighted in the choice of Johnny Depp as the first male recipient of The Fashion Icon Award. Marlon Gobel gushed over Antonio Azzuolo, Rebecca Minkoff told us all about her recent travels (look for her column to resume on Chic Report soon), Joe Zee and Dennis Basso shared a moment, and Swarovski Menswear nominee Todd Snyder told us, "For me, this is a dream come true. I started doing this 20 years ago from Iowa, and I just wanted to be a designer and this makes things real. Being a designer isn't the first thing that people from Iowa do."

Guests didn't stay long after the nominations were announced, but many (Costa! Wilson! Theallet!) kept going just a few blocks up at the Pace Gallery on West 22nd St. to celebrate the launch of Acne Paper's Issue no. 13 seen on display exhibition style at the space. The Chamber Orchestra of New York played live, Veuve was heavily poured, and guests Joseph Altuzaara, Jenne Lombardo, Nicole Miller, Linda Fargo, Mark Holgate, Adam Glassman, Derek Blasberg, and Iris Apfel raved over the current Acne obsession in the air. What a Wednesday night! 









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