The Winners from the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards


BY KENNETH RICHARD

American fashion design came together in an evening of sophistication and style to celebrate its own tonight, as the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to honorees and bestowed accolades to the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards winners.

The event, held for the first time at the Hammerstien Ballroom, and sponsored by the house that knows a thing or two about stars, Swarovski, brought together the worlds of fashion, film, media, and music to honor the achievements of American fashion’s finest.

A number of this year’s nominees have made waves globally over the course of the last few years and reflect well on just how far American fashion has come internationally. Of note is that a good number of nominees came out of the Vogue Fashion Fund, which reflects well on the strength of the program.

This year’s nominees included many The Impression anticipates will be nominated again, as their work tends go down like a nice scotch and only gets better with age. We salute all involved and congratulate the winners.


Womenswear Designer of the Year
MARC JACOBS

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MARC JACOBS



Menswear Designer of the Year

THOM BROWNE

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THOM BROWNE

THE KITCHEN | THOM BROWNE | Thom Browne w/ Flint Louis, Nathaniel Visser & Roberto Sipos

THE KITCHEN | THOM BROWNE | Thom Browne w/ Flint Louis, Nathaniel Visser & Roberto Sipos



Accessory Designer of the Year

RACHEL MANSUR AND FLORIANA GAVRIEL FOR MANSUR GAVRIEL

THE ELEVATOR MANSUR GAVRIEL | Floriana Gavriel & Rachel Mansur w/ Mali Koopman

THE ELEVATOR
MANSUR GAVRIEL |
Floriana Gavriel & Rachel Mansur w/ Mali Koopman


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear

BRANDON MAXWELL

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BRANDON MAXWELL

THE CHINA ROOM BRANDON MAXWELL | Brandon Maxwell w/ Taylor Hill

THE CHINA ROOM
BRANDON MAXWELL |
Brandon Maxwell w/ Taylor Hill


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear

ALEX ORLEY, MATTHEW ORLEY & SAMANTHA ORLEY FOR ORLEY

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ALEX ORLEY, MATTHEW ORLEY & SAMANTHA ORLEY FOR ORLEY

THE LIBRARY ORLEY | Matthew, Alex & Samantha Orley w/ Aston Taylor & Martin Conte

THE LIBRARY
ORLEY |
Matthew, Alex & Samantha Orley w/ Aston Taylor & Martin Conte


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories

PAUL ANDREW

THE BALLROOM PAUL ANDREW | Orion Klein, Alexander Barna & Lena Hardt

THE BALLROOM
PAUL ANDREW |
Orion Klein, Alexander Barna & Lena Hardt


Fashion Icon Award of 2016

BEYONCE


Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

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THE BEDROOM NORMA KAMALI | Norma Kamali w/ Alanna Arrington & Fernanda Ly

THE BEDROOM
NORMA KAMALI |
Norma Kamali w/ Alanna Arrington & Fernanda Ly


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IMRAN AMED | Imran Amed w/ Liu Wen

IMRAN AMED | Imran Amed w/ Liu Wen


Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambertcfda awards.donna karanDONNA KARAN

THE CONSERVATORY DONNA KARAN | Donna Karan w/ Sasha Pivovarova & Andreea Diaconu

THE CONSERVATORY
DONNA KARAN |
Donna Karan w/ Sasha Pivovarova & Andreea Diaconu


International Award

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THE PLAYROOM ALESSANDRO MICHELE FOR GUCCI | Lucas Satherley, Hari Nef, Dilone & Lia Pavlova

THE PLAYROOM
ALESSANDRO MICHELE
FOR GUCCI |
Lucas Satherley, Hari Nef, Dilone & Lia Pavlova


Board of Directors Tribute

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THE BASEMENT DAVID BOWIE | Hanne Gaby Odiele & Lexi Boling

THE BASEMENT
DAVID BOWIE |
Hanne Gaby Odiele & Lexi Boling


The official sponsors of the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards include:
Official Automotive Sponsor | Lexus
Official Beauty Sponsor | M·A·C Cosmetics


*Tim Coppens, Joseph Altuzarra, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Todd Snyder, Thom Browne, Ashley Olsen and
Mary-Kate Olsen, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
* Photographed by Willy Vanderperre with creative direction by Trey Laird

** Rio Uribe, Alex & Matthew & Samantha Orley
** Photographed by Danny Clinch for The Impression