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
Winner – David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Accessory Designer of the Year:
Nominees – Alexis Bittar, Marc Jacobs, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Winner – Alexis 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
Winner – Alexander Wang
Winner – Ralph Lauren
In the meantime, Sarah Jessica Parker also paid tribute to McQueen by wearing one of his creations. She looks amazing.