Tonight was the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) 2008 awards. I’m so excited that both Francisco Costa (Calvin Klein) and Rodarte won awards! Definitely two of my very favorite collections right now. I’m disappointed in the choice of Tory Burch for accessories. But even as a huge Marc Jacobs fan I don’t think any of the nominees were really the best of the year. But Tory Burch?! Seriously?! She has like one design and print that she plasters on everything! It’s disappointing that connections and politics play such a huge part into who is nominated and ultimately wins but I suppose that is true in any industry. Anyway, I’ll post some red carpet pictures from the event tomorrow but for now here is a list of the nominees and winners according to WWD:
Womenswear Designer of the Year

Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year

Tom Ford
Thom Browne
Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year

Michael Kors
Marc Jacobs 
Tory Burch

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Laura and Kate Mulleavy for Rodarte
Alexander Wang
Thakoon Panichgul

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders
Tim Hamilton
Patrick Ervell

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Joy Gryson for Gryson
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Philip Crangi

International Award

Dries Van Noten

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Carolina Herrera


  1. Screw Tory Burch. I thought Kors should’ve gotten it.

  2. Thank you for the info! I love Dries. Their watershed print is so pretty and they have tried harder recent years!

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