FASHION & STYLE: THE 2015 CFDA AWARD NOMINEES HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED
Yesterday, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg ascended the Swarovski crystal laden stage at the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center to announce the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees. The ceremony will be include a couple of important firsts, such as presenting the Eugenia Sheppard Award for media to social media platform (Instagram) and the omission of the Fashion Icon award (is Rihanna’s transparent gown from last year to blame?).
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School return to this year’s list, in the running for both Designer of the Year (menswear) and the Swarovski Design Award (womenswear). Joining them in the menswear category are David Neville & Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens and Tom Ford.
Cartwheeling industry veteran Betsey Johnson leapt to join Furstenberg on stage at the Rock to accept the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I am so sorry, I just want to say this is the ultimate beyond, Oh My F G moment and I didn’t think I would ever want it because I didn’t want to be 72,” said the famously exuberant Johnson, grasping a glass of bubbly. “I love our club, I love what you have done with it. I love the money we have raised for AIDs and Breast Cancer and beyond.”
The New York Times‘ Alexandra Jacobs asked perhaps the most important parting question of the ceremony: Who will dress Instagram?
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