From the CFDA website.
NEW YORK, March 17, 2009 – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced yesterday that Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, and Narciso Rodriguez have been nominated for the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. The 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards winners will be announced at the annual gala, generously underwritten by Swarovski, on June 15 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The official announcement of nominees and honorees was made last night at an exclusive event hosted by Swarovski and the CFDA Board of Directors at the Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center.
In addition, Michael Bastian, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders, and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein have been nominated for the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, while Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Vera Wang have been nominated for the Accessory Designer of the Year Award.
Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, and Tim Hamilton. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Albertus Q. Swanepoel. The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative CRYSTALLIZED TM – Swarovski Elements.
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anna Sui.
The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute will be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama.
The other special award honorees are:
Eugenia Sheppard Award – Edward Nardoza, Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Wear Daily
International Award – Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Eleanor Lambert Award – Jim Moore, Creative Director, GQ