2009 March 17
And the Nominees Are...
(NEW YORK) The nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America 2009 Awards--fashion's equivalent of the Oscars--were announced at Swarovski's Rockefeller Center party last night. Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are all in the running for Womenswear Designer of the Year, while the Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Bastian, and Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders--interestingly, both the Rodarte sisters and Scott Sternberg were Swarovski Award winners last year. Another headline-making addition to the list of winners and hopefuls? Michelle Obama, who will receive the Board of Directors Special Tribute. The complete list:
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte
Menswear Designer of the Year
Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein Collection
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders
Accessory Designer of the Year
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Albertus Q. Swanepoel
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Board of Directors Special Tribute
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Eugenia Sheppard Award
Edward Nardoza, editor in chief, Women's Wear Daily
Eleanor Lambert Award
Jim Moore, creative director, GQ
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