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The 2011 CFDA Awards Nominees Have Been Announced!

>> CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and executive director Steven Kolb alternatively took the Swarovski-encrusted podium at von Furstenberg's studio in New York this evening to announce the 2011 CFDA Awards nominees. Alexander Wang continued his strong awards streak with nominations in three categories, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row was nominated for the first time in the Swarovski emerging Womenswear Design category, and Lady Gaga should be expected at the awards ceremony — which will be held June 6 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall — as she's taking home this year's Fashion Icon award, after, according to von Furstenberg, "overwhelmingly, all the votes [for the category]" went her way — "to someone who started a fashion revolution."

The Swarovski emerging Award for Accessory Design, meanwhile, has four nominees this year because two nominees were tied in votes. And Marc Jacobs apparently emailed von Furstenberg after he found out he will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement award this year, she said: "He's very happy, but he says it's only a half lifetime award because he's only halfway finished."

Without further ado, the 2011 nominees are:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Marc Jacobs
Alexander Wang
Proenza Schouler

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Simon Spurr
Michael Bastian
Patrick Ervell

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Reed Krakoff
Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Prabal Gurung
Joseph Altuzarra
The Row

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR

Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

Alejandro Ingelmo
Jason Wu
Eddie Borgo
Pamela Love

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Phoebe Philo

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marc Jacobs

ELEANOR LAMBERT FOUNDERS AWARD

Hal Rubenstein

EUGENIA SHEPPARD MEDIA AWARD

Hilary Alexander

CFDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD

Arthur Elgort

FASHION ICON AWARD

Lady Gaga

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