The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees & Honorees Have Been Announced

One of these names might stir up some controversy.

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Last year, the CFDA Fashion Awards earned Thom Browne and Marc Jacobs some distinctive, very impressive accolades. Now, after two hours of CFDA board deliberations at Bleecker Street and several weeks of voting, the nominees and honorees for the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards have been revealed. CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg took to the stage at Ramscale Studios this evening to announce the lineup for this year’s awards, distilling hours of discussion into one lean list.

Most notably, superstar designers and creative directors such as Raf Simons, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Marc Jacobs, and Tim Coppens were chosen as nominees for the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year honors. After years of controversy and success, Virgil Abloh also received a nod from the CFDA, earning a spot on the shortlist for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. After four CFDA Awards victories, the iconic Rick Owens will receive the prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can check out the full list of 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees — courtesy of Vogue — below. For those interested, the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 5 at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

2016 CFDA Fashion Awards – Nominees & Honorees

Menswear Designer of the Year
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
Robert Geller
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Accessories Designer of the Year
Stuart Vevers, Coach
Irene Neuwirth
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel
Paul Andrew
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent
Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock, Brock Collection
Gabriela Hearst
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Monse
Virgil Abloh, Off-White
Sander Lak, Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Owens

Founder’s Award
Pat McGrath

International Award
Demna Gvasalia, Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors’ Tribute
Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award
Franca Sozzani

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