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​the 2015 CFDA nominees are announced

Womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement to be celebrated in New York in June.

by Lynette Nylander
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17 March 2015, 12:50pm

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The fashion equivalent of the Oscars, the CFDAs celebrate the biggest and brightest talent in the American fashion. Past award winners reads like a who's who of American fashion; Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Rihanna (remember THAT dress) have been bestowed honours by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The 2015 list of nominees includes Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air, Joseph Altuzarra and Thom Browne. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime achievement award goes to New York legend Betsey Johnson and in a true sign of the times The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard (past recipients include Tim Blanks and WWD'S Editor-in-chief Edward Nardoza) goes to Instagram, in a move that notes the true influence of social media on fashion. The full list of nominees is below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees:
Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen, The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year nominees:
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Tom Ford
Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School
Marcus Wainwright & David Neville, Rag & Bone

Accessories Designer of the Year nominees:
Alexander Wang
Tabitha Simmons
Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen, The Row
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Irene Neuwirth

Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominees:
Rosie Assoulin
Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School
Ryan Roche

Swarovski Award for Menswear nominees:
Shayne Oliver, Hood by Air
Alex Orley, Matthew Orley & Samantha Orley, Orley
Shimon Ovadia & Ariel Ovadia, Ovadia & Sons

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design nominees:
Paul Andrew
Eva Zuckerman, Eva Fehren
Rachel Mansur & Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Betsey Johnson

International Award 
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino

The Founder's Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
Mickey Drexler

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
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