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The 2017 CFDA Fashion Award Nominees!

Fashionistas, we know you’ve been waiting for it, and The 2017 CFDA Fashion Award Nominees were announced last night!


We’ve all been waiting with anticipation and last night, the Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA) announced the official nominee and honorees of the Fashion Awards 2017!  This event will be held on June 5th at Lincoln Center in New York City.


This awards show is often referred to as the “Oscars of Fashion” with nominations submitted to the 1500 CFDA members, fashion editors, retailers and stylists. And the CFDA is also known for its various programs including a scholarships program and charitable initiative, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer that has raised nearly 50 million dollars to date to help breast cancer research.


This year, a new award was added, the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.  It honors the philanthropic work of designers.


Without further adieu, here are the nominees for 2017:


Womenswear Designer of the Year

Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Marc Jacobs

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row


Menswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Robert Geller

Thom Browne

Tim Coppens

Todd Snyder


Accessory Designer of the Year

Stuart Vevers for Coach

Irene Newirth

Rachel Mansur

Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Paul Andrew

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

Laura Vassar Brock and Christopher Brock for Brock Collection

Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim, and Fernando Garcio for Monse

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan


Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Owens

Founder’s Award

Pat McGrath


International Award

Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga


Board of Directors’ Tribute

Cecile Richards

Gloria Steinem

Janelle Monae

Fashion Icon Award

Franca Sozzani




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