And The 2011 CFDA Winners Are…


The Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrated their own last night in a star-studded show hosted (somewhat sporadically) by Anderson Cooper and held at New York City’s Lincoln Center. And while we’ve got what Lady Gaga (and what everyone else) wore coming up, let’s start with who took home the honors.

It’s worth noting that of the awards with multiple nominations, not a single female won. Granted, the odds weren’t exactly in their favor. Kudos to Gaga, Pheobe Philo, and Hilary Alexander for holding down the fort, but considering two out of the three of those Brits, what does that say about American female fashion designers?

The 2011 CFDA Award Winners

Womenswear Designer of the Year
The Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez from Proenza Schouler.
The Winner: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez from Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year
The Nominees: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr.
The Winner: Michael Bastian

Accessories Designer of the Year
The Nominees: Alexander Wang, Reed Krakoff, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.
The Winner: Alexander Wang

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Womenswear
The Nominees: Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, and Prabal Gurung
The Winner: Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Menswear
The Nominees: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Robert Geller
The Winner: Robert Geller

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Accessories
The Nominees: Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Alejandro Ingelmo and Pamela Love
The Winner: Eddie Borgo

Fashion Icon Award
The Winner: Lady Gaga

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
The Winner: Marc Jacobs

International Award
The Winner: Phoebe Philo

Media Award In Memory Of Eugenia Sheppard
The Winner: Hilary Alexander

The Founders Award in Memory of Eleanor Lambert
The Winner: Hal Rubenstein

Board of Director’s Special Tribute Award
The Winner: Arthur Elgort

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