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Raf Simons and Donatella Versace Nominated for CFDA Fashion Awards

Like the Oscars, but for fashion.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America in partnership with Swarovski is taking a different turn for its annual fashion awards this year. The CFDA Awards will be held at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4, and will be hosted by Insecure's Issa Rae (definitely a new vibe compared to the ballroom setting from previous years). 

There is no doubt that the council members are paying close attention to the hype of luxury streetwear designers like Virgil Abloh and Supreme's James Jebbia. From just an emerging talent nominee last year, Abloh is now up for two awards against Raf Simons, for Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year. Simons might have taken both awards home in 2017, but anything could happen this year.

See the complete list of nominees and honorees for the CFDA Fashion Awards, below: 

 

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Gabriela Hearst

Marc Jacobs

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

 

The Menswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

James Jebbia for Supreme

Thom Browne

Tom Ford

 

Accessory Designer of the Year

Paul Andrew

Stuart Vevers for Coach

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Irene Neuwirth

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

 

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection

Aurora James for Brother Vellies, Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

 

The Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Diane von Furstenberg for her role in women’s empowerment

 

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Narciso Rodriguez (marking 20 years in business this year)

 

Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert

Carolina Herrera

 

The International Award 

Donatella Versace

 

Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard 

Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue

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