A Look at Tonights 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees & Honorees

BY KENNETH RICHARD

Tonight the Council of Fashion Designers of America rolls out the red carpet at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom for one of the world’s most prestigious celebrations in fashion, the 2017 CFDA Awards.

Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Armie Hammer and a bevy of other guest presenters will be announcing winners in the categories of Womenswear, Menswear, Accessories as well as honoring industry luminaries such as Rick Owens, Pat McGrath, and Demna Gvasalia.

The awards are by many are considered to be the “Oscars of Fashion” complete with one of the most fashionable red carpets in the world. Nominations for the awards were submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, made up of the 450+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists and stylists.

The Impression wished to take one last look at the nominees prior to tonight’s festivities and congratulate all on a phenomninal year.


WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD nomineesJoseph Altuzarra for AltuzarraRaf Simons for Calvin KleinMarc JacobsJack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsenfor The Row.

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD nomineesRaf Simons for Calvin KleinRobert GellerThom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder.

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD nomineesStuart Vevers for CoachIrene NeuwirthRachel Mansurand Floriana Gavriel for Mansur GavrielPaul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

THE SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT nomineesLaura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock CollectionGabriela HearstLaura Kim and Fernando Garcia for MonseVirgil Abloh for Off-White, and Sander Lak for Sies Marjan.

THE FASHION ICON AWARD | posthumously  presented to Franca Sozzani

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Rick Owens.

THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

THE FOUNDER’S AWARD IN HONOR OF ELEANOR LAMBERT Pat McGrath.


Womenswear

Joseph Altuzarra
JOSEPH ALTUZARRA FOR ALTUZARRA


Raf Simons
RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN


Marc-Jacobs
MARC JACOBS


Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
JACK MCCOLLOUGH & LAZARO HERNANDEZ FOR PROENZA SCHOULER


Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
ASHLEY OLSEN AND MARY-KATE OLSEN FOR THE ROW



Menswear

Raf Simons
RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN


Robert GellerROBERT GELLER


Tim-Coppens
TIM COPPENS


Thom-Browne
THOM BROWNE


Todd-Snyder
TODD SNYDER



Accessories

STUART VEVERS FOR COACH

IRENE NEUWIRTH

RACHEL MANSUR AND FLORIANA GAVRIEL FOR MANSUR GAVRIEL

PAUL ANDREW

ASHLEY OLSEN AND MARY-KATE OLSEN FOR THE ROW


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

 

LAURA VASSAR BROCK & KRISTOPHER BROCK FOR BROCK COLLECTION


Gabriela Hearst

GABRIELA HEARST


LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA Monse

LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA FOR MONSE


Virgil Abloh

VIRGIL ABLOH FOR OFF-WHITE


SANDER LAK

SANDER LAK FOR SIES MARJAN

 


Swarovski Award for Positive ChangeKenneth ColeKENNETH COLE


Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement AwardRick OwensRICK OWENS


Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor LambertPat McGrathPAT MCGRATH


International AwardDEMNA GVASALIADEMNA GVASALIA OF VETEMENTS & BALENCIAGA


Board of Directors Tribute

CECILE RICHARDS
GLORIA STEINEM
Janelle Monae

CECILE RICHARDS, GLORIA STEINEM, & JANELLE MONAE


The Fashion Icon AwardFRANCA SOZZANI

FRANCA SOZZANI


 

*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
** Raf Simons Photographed by Willy Vanderperre
*** Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt
**** Gabriela Hearst Photographed by Tom Hines