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{news} The CFDA Fashion Awards 2013 Nominees

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President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Diane von Furstenberg has revealed this year’s nominees for best designers in America in the womenswear, menswear and accessories categories.

The nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award are Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler. The Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are: Steven Cox & Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown, Michael Bastian, and Thom Browne. For Accessory Designer of the Year Award the nominees are Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.

Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind, Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs, and Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis for Suno have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, and Pamela Love.

The honorary awards go to a diverse group of people. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Vera Wang.

The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Oscar de la Renta.

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