NEW YORK — The 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees have been set.
This year’s nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year are Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. For Menswear Designer of the Year, they are Tom Ford, Michael Bastian and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone. Jacobs, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez and Alexis Bittar will be competing for the Accessory Designer of the Year award.
The Swarovski Award, which recognizes emerging talent, will be decided between Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra and Jason Wu for women’s wear; Simon Spurr, Patrik Ervell and Richard Chai for men’s wear, and Dana Lorenz, Alexander Wang and Eddie Borgo for accessories.
As usual, several special awards will be handed out at the event, which is again being underwritten by Swarovski and which will take place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on June 7.
This year’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Michael Kors. Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey is the recipient of the International Award, while Iman is being recognized with the Fashion Icon Award. Kim Hastreiter, editor in chief and publisher of Paper Magazine, is receiving the Eugenia Sheppard Award, while Vogue’s fashion director, Tonne Goodman, is being honored with the Eleanor Lambert Award. Alexander McQueen will posthumously receive the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award.
For the second year, L’Oréal Paris will sponsor the Popular Vote Award.
Meanwhile, at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s meeting on Wednesday, the board voted to make changes to the bylaws, and reelected Diane von Furstenberg for a third, two-year term as president of the organization.
This is a change from a bylaw put in place five years ago, which, after Stan Herman served in the role for 16 years, restricted CFDA presidents to two two-year terms. Von Furstenberg, whose presidency would have finished at the end of this year, will now serve as president of the CFDA until Dec. 31, 2012.
Von Furstenberg said her four-year tenure has flown by. “[The board] unanimously asked me to stay another two years and I said yes,” she said. “I am happy that they love me and I love them. There is so much more to do and we’re doing it.”
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia