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.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
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Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.