Council of Fashion Designers of America: Fashion Awards

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is a “not-for-profit trade association that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 350 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers”  which pretends to recognize  “the top creative talent in the industry” and offers “designers strategic opportunities”.

Every year, the association promotes the CFDA Fashion Awards, which elects a set of names related to the fashion industry. This year’s ceremony also included the designation of a tribute award to the late designer Alexander McQueen, assigned by CFDA Board of Directors and the assignment of the Fashion Icon Award to model Iman.

The 2010 winners are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:

Nominees – Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs

Winner – Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year:

Nominees Michael Bastian, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone, Tom Ford

WinnerDavid Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year:

NomineesAlexis Bittar, Marc Jacobs, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler

WinnerAlexis Bittar

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

Nominees Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung

Winner Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear:

Nominees Patrik Ervell, Richard Chai, Simon Spurr

Winner Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:

Nominees Alexander Wang, Dana Lorenz, Eddie Borgo

WinnerAlexander Wang

Popular Vote:

Winner Ralph Lauren


In the meantime, Sarah Jessica Parker also paid tribute to McQueen by wearing one of his creations. She looks amazing.



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