Tonight’s the night. Gowns have been steamed, shoes have been polished, and accessories have been selected to coordinate to perfection. That’s right: the CFDA Awards are here at last! A who’s who of the fashion industry will gather at the Hammerstein Ballroom this evening to crown the recipients of fashion’s top honors, but you don’t have to wait to find out who wins to add some winning style to your own wardrobe. Barneys proudly carries many of the nominated designers and we have there latest collections in now. Scroll on to take a look at who’s nominated in each category, and join us in wishing luck to all the nominees.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees include Joseph Altuzarra; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the powerhouse duo behind Proenza Schouler; Marc Jacobs; and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
The competition is just as stiff for the CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the Year, with nominees including Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne; Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone; Tim Coppens; Thom Browne; and Todd Snyder.
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Accessories will be getting plenty of love too, with Altuzarra, The Row, and Proenza Schouler all nominated in this category as well. Jeweler Irene Neuwirth is up for the prize too, along with Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, the ladies behind Mansur Gavriel.
SWAROVSKI AND SPECIAL AWARDS
In a few special categories, the International Award will be presented to Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, and the CFDA’s board of directors will give a special tribute to David Bowie, with the award being accepted by none other than Tilda Swinton.
Please join us in congratulating all of the nominees and wishing them luck at tonight’s awards!