NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, and Marc Jacobs will compete for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2007 Womenswear Designer of the Year award.
This year's 25th annual ceremony will take place June 4 at the New York Public Library, and for the sixth year, will be underwritten by Swarovski.
Ralph Lauren, who is marking his 40th year in business in 2007, will receive a special honor, the CFDA's first American Fashion Legend Award.
Robert Lee Morris will receive a lifetime achievement award, which has been renamed the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of the $5 million gift from Beene's estate to benefit the CFDA scholarship fund. Patrick Demarchelier will be given the Eleanor Lambert Award, and Robin Givhan, the fashion editor of The Washington Post, will receive the Eugenia Sheppard Award.
In men's wear, Ralph Lauren, Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein, Duckie Brown's Steven Cox and Daniel Silver are up for the Designer of the Year award, and Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs for Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam are competing for the Accessory Designer of the Year award.
The International Award will go to Pierre Cardin, and the board of directors is giving a special award to Bono.
Swarovski's Perry Ellis Award honoring emerging talent has been renamed the Swarovski Award. This year's nominees are Phillip Lim, Thakoon Panichgul and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy for women's wear; David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone, Michael Bastian and Tim Hamilton for men's wear, and Bing Bang's Anna Sheffield, Subversive's Justin Giunta and Loeffler Randall's Jessie Randall for accessories. Each of the three winners will receive a monetary prize, as well as Swarovski products and access to the crystal maker's resources.
The honorees and nominees were picked by CFDA members, press, retailers and stylists, and were ratified at a CFDA board meeting on Monday. The awards will be produced by KCD, and Douglas Lloyd of Lloyd & Co. will oversee the event's graphics.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion