The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), today, announced the nominees for 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, to be held June 4th at Lincoln Center, hosted by Saturday Night Live head writer and anchor, Seth Myers. This year’s awards ceremony will be part of the CFDA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Swarovski, a partner of the awards will also be celebrating 11 fruitful years with the CFDA and will present honorary awards. For the first time, bloggers will be presented wtih an award. Blogging dynamos Scott Schuman of the Sartorialist and his girlfriend Garance Dore, will jointly receive the Media Award. Johnny Depp will be honored with the Fashion icon Award. Below is the list of all the nominees and honorary award recipients.
Women’ s wear Designer of The Year:
– The Row
– Proenza Schouler
– Marc Jacobs
Menswear Designer of The Year:
– Simon Spurr
– Patrik Ervell
– Billy Reid
Accessory Designer of The Year:
– Alexander Wang
– Proenza Schouler
– Reed Krakoff
Swarovski Award for Women’s wear:
– Joseph Altuzarra
– Creatures of the Wind
– SUNO NY
Swarovski Award for Menswear:
– Antonio Azzuolo
– Todd Snyder
– Phillip Lim
Swarovski Award for Accessory Designer:
– Irene Neuwirth
– Tabitha Simmons
– Pamela Love
The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Tommy Hilfiger.
The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, the influential journalist who revolutionized fashion reporting with her reports in the New York City Herald Tribune, will be given to Scott Schuman & Garance Doré.
The Fashion Icon Award will given to Johnny Depp, the first male recipient to receive the award, for his personal and eclectic sense of style.
The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Andrew Rosen.
The International Award will go to Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons for making an outstanding creative contribution to the world of fashion.