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Nominees & Honorees for the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards Announced

Italo Zucchelli, Creative Director for Menswear Calvin Klein
Italo Zucchelli, Creative Director for Menswear Calvin Klein

DALLAS, Mar 18, 2009 / FW/ — Get ready for fashion’s biggest night. Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, and Narciso Rodriguez – one of them will be named Womenswear Designer of the Year. Michael Bastian, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders, and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein are nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year.

Slated on Jun 15, 2009, the gala night, which is generously being underwritten by Swarovski for the eight year in a row, will be held at the Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center. The official announcement of nominees and honorees was made Monday night at an exclusive event hosted by Swarovski and the CFDA Board of Directors at the Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

NOMINEES & HONOREES

Womenswear Designer of the Year:

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
  • Narciso Rodriguez

Menswear Designer of the Year:

  • Michael Bastian
  • Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders
  • Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein

Accessory Designer of the Year:

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
  • Vera Wang

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: (Emerging Talent)

  • Thakoon Panichgul
  • Alexander Wang
  • Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear: (Emerging Talent)

  • Patrik Ervell
  • Robert Geller
  • Tim Hamilton

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: (Emerging Talent)

  • Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
  • Alejandro Ingelmo
  • Albertus Q. Swanepoel

HONOREE AWARDS:

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded for a lifetime of consistent, creative influence and dedication to fashion.

  • 2009 Honoree: Anna Sui

Eugenia Sheppard Award: Awarded to a writer, photographer, or editor who has used his or her craft to further the profession of fashion reporting and coverage, or to a creative director, fashion editor, stylist, or artist whose exceptional creativity has shaped fashion visually.

  • 2009 Honoree: Ed Nardoza, Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Wear Daily

International Award: Awarded to a designer working outside of America who has made an outstanding creative contribution to the world of fashion.

  • 2009 Honoree: Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: A special tribute by the Board of Directors of the CFDA, given from time to time to acknowledge significant contributions and commitment to fashion.

  • 2009 Honoree: First Lady Michelle Obama

Eleanor Lambert Award: Awarded for a unique contribution to the world of fashion.

  • 2009 Honoree: Jim Moore, Creative Director, GQ

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