Last night, The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced the nominees and honorees for the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards at an event hosted by Nadja Swarovski and CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg. See all of the nominees and a selection of images from the program that will be given to guests at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 6th after the jump.
And the nominations go to:
For Womenswear Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs
For Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, Simon Spurr
For Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Reed Krakoff
A number of designers have also been nominated for the Swarovski Awards:
For Womenswear Designer of the Year: Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, Prabal Gurung
For Menswear Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Robert Geller
For Accessories Designer of the Year: Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Pamela Love
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Marc Jacobs.
The CFDA Board of Directors chose to present their Special Tribute on Arthur Elgort in honor of his impact on photography and fashion.
The Fashion Icon Award will go to Lady Gaga for being a fashion revolutionary impacting style today.
We look forward to once again honoring the best and brightest talent working today," Steven Kolb, CFDA executive director said. "Winning a CFDA Fashion Award is the highest and one of the most coveted honors one can receive in our industry."
Who do you think will win each of these extremely prestigious fashion awards? Who are your picks for the best?