NEW YORK, Jun 4, 3013/— Last night, at the CFDA’s 50th anniversary held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Proenza Schouler Was named Womenswear Designer of the Year and Secretary Clinton paid Tribute to Oscar De La Renta.
Kerry Washington presented The Womenswear Designer of the Year to Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.
The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented by Dan Stevens to Thom Browne. Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by Rose Byrne.
Secretary Clinton gave a moving tribute to Founders Award recipient Oscar de la Renta whom she met while hosting the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993. Clinton praised de la Renta for his unique contribution to fashion.
Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, stars of the upcoming film Romeo & Juliet from Swarovski Entertainment, presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent.
The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis for Suno. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public School. The Swarovski Award for Accessories Design went to Pamela Love.
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Vera Wang by Ralph Lauren for her consistent, creative influence on fashion.
The Media Award for excellence in journalism, originally created in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, was presented to Tim Blanks by Linda Evangelista.
Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy was recognized with this year’s International Award, presented by Jessica Chastain.
The Board of Directors’ Tribute was given to Colleen Atwood by Ethan Hawke. Atwood is the first costume designer to be recognized by the CFDA.