The 2016 CFDA Awards Nominees

The 2016 CFDA Awards Nominees

THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES AND HONOREES FOR THIS YEAR'S PRESTIGIOUS AWARD CEREMONY

THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES AND HONOREES FOR THIS YEAR'S PRESTIGIOUS AWARD CEREMONY

Text: Adair Smith

The CFDA has just revealed their list of nominees and honorees for this year’s sought-after fashion awards. Every year the Council of Fashion Designers of America recognizes achievements in American fashion from every part of the industry. Previous winners have included Stephen Gan and cover stars Lady Gaga and Rihanna. See the list of honorees and nominees below.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Norma Kamali

The Founder’s Award

Donna Karan

The International Award

Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci

The Media Award

Imran Amed of The Business of Fashion

The Board of Directors’ Tribute

David Bowie

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Altuzarra: Joseph Altuzarra

Marc Jacobs

Proenza Schouler: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Rodarte: Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy

The Row: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Menswear Designer of the Year

Public School: Dao-Yi Chow and MAxwell Osborne

Rag & Bone: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

Tim Coppens

Thom Browne

Todd Snyder

Accessory Designer of the Year

Altuzarra: Joseph Altuzarra

Irene Neuwirth

Mansur Gavriel: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel

Proenza Schouler: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

The Row: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

The Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Brandon Maxwell

Monse: Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia

Ryan Roche

The Swarovski Award for Menswear

Gypsey Sport: Rio Uribe

John Elliott

Orley: Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley

The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Brother Vellies: Aurora James

Gigi Burris

Paul Andrew

The 2016 CFDA awards will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on June 6th.

DAVID BOWIE PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARIO TESTINO FOR V18.

Brandon Maxwell nominated for the Swarovski Award, Photographed by Adrian Mesko for V100.

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