Christmas has come early for some of New York’s finest designers. The nominees and special honorees for the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards were announced last night at the studio of CFDA president, Diane von Furstenberg. The annual awards gala will take place on June 4 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and this year should be an especially wild party since it marks the CFDA’s 50th anniversary.
In addition to the Fashion Awards, the ceremony will also include the Swarovski Awards for emerging talent and a number of honorary awards including the Geoffrey Been Lifetime Achievement Award and, our personal favorite, the Fashion Icon Award. So without further ado, here’s the ladies and gents who made this year’s cut:
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear nominees: Joseph Altuzarra, Chris Peters and Shane Gabier for Creatures of the Wind and Suno’s Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty.
Swarovksi Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear nominees: Antonio Azzuolo, Todd Snyder and Phillip Lim
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
International Award: Rei Kawakubo
The Founders Award, in honor of Eleanor Lambert: Andrew Rosen,
Media Award, in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Scott Schuman and Garance Doré.
Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies. Check out the last year’s CFDA Fashion Awards winners and nominees here.