Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, and Eddie Borgo Among 2011 CFDA Award Winners

Fashion / News / June 7, 2011

The annual CFDA awards took place yesterday at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and was hosted by Diane Von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski.

The event acknowledges those who have had a profound impact on American fashion, whether it be veterans in fashion, or those who are brand new to the field.

CFDA executive director Steven Kolb told press, “There is no other event that puts the spotlight on American fashion like The CFDA Fashion Awards. Winning a CFDA Fashion Award is the highest and one of the most coveted honors one can receive in our industry.”

The awards were given for an array of categories including accomplishments in womenswear, menswear, accessories, and creative vision.

Lady Gaga, who donned a bright green wig, received her award for the category of fashion icon. Master designer Marc Jacobs received a lifetime achievement award, which was rather controversial given his young age.

The full list of award honorees and recipients and winners are below:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
(Winner) Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
(Winner) Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
(Winner) Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
(Winner) Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
(Winner) Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
(Winner) Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo for Celine

MEDIA AWARD given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort




Rhi Strayer
Rhi Strayer is currently obsessed with Jeffrey Campbell shoes, sparkles, studs, and anything having to do with Lady Gaga.




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