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
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
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