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2009 CFDA Award Nominees Announced

>> The 2009 CFDA Award nominees have just been announced, and Marc Jacobs has already won an award — the International Award for his work at Louis Vuitton (he's nominated in two more categories).  Last year's Swarovski Award winners, Rodarte and Band of Outsiders, have both been bumped up to compete in the respective major league categories, and 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund contenders Albertus Q. Swanepoel, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Jason Wu have all entered the Swarovski Award ring this year. 

We'll have to wait until June 15 to see who wins what, but the ceremony might mark fashion's first Michelle Obama event appearance — she's being honored with this year's Board of Director's Special Tribute for her style choices and penchant for up-and-coming talent.

And now, the nominees . . . »

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Marc Jacobs
Narciso Rodriguez
Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy

 

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli
Michael Bastian
Band of Outsiders's Scott Sternberg

 

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Marc Jacobs
Vera Wang
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Jason Wu
Thakoon Panichgul
Alexander Wang

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR

Patrik Ervell
Tim Hamilton
Robert Geller

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Alejandro Ingelmo

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

 

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Anna Sui

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