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June 06, 2011  | by: Anupriya Dutta

Marc Jacobs Models

The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (aka the Oscars for the fashion industry), will be held today, June 6th, at Alice Tully Hall. The nominees, along with the special awards, have been announced in these past few months and here are the details:

  • American journalist and author Anderson Cooper will be hosting the event.
  • Marc Jacobs will be receiving the lifetime achievement award by director Sofia Coppola. Marc Jacobs has been honored at the CFDA awards several times  and received the International Award in 2009 for his work at Louis Vuitton.
  • Lady Gaga has been confirmed to receive the Fashion Icon of the Year award (I’m sorry, what?) which went to model Chanel Iman last year.
  • Jessica Alba will give the Founders Award to Hal Rubenstein, and Vogue’s Grace Coddington will present the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to Arthur Elgort.

Here is the list of the nominations and the honorees:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo (Celine)

MEDIA AWARD

Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort

Don’t forget to view their website for more details!

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