The CFDA Winners Are In—See Who Made the List

Gina Marinelli

Update: The CFDA Winners are in. And while it might technically seem impossible to compare Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Joseph Altuzarra, a few designers did come out on top this evening—in fact, one designer more so than anyone else. See the complete list of winners below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Accessory Designer of the Year

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder's Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors' Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe 

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

Originally published on March 23, 2017: Receiving an honor from the Council of Fashion Designers of America is one of the highest recognitions that someone within the fashion industry can claim. But choosing one per category for the 2017 awards is going to be a very, very difficult decision.

Tonight, the CFDA announced its official list of nominated artists, filled with both industry vets like Marc Jacobs and newcomers—but only to the United States—such as Raf Simons, for his short but highly impressive work at Calvin Klein. Also among the nominations are the potential recipients of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that celebrates so many of the talented labels we can't stop talking about (and celebrities can't stop wearing), including Off-White, Monse, and Brock Collection.

Of course, along with the annual awards, the CFDA will also honor many of the women and men who make positive change and set the bar high for what they do. This year specially, three individuals will be recognized for their work in the Women's March, each having used her voice and talents in a different way: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe. And in the most bittersweet moment tonight, the CFDA announced that Franca Sozzani, the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia who passed away in December, will posthumously receive the Fashion Icon Award.

Below, take a look at the entire list of CFDA Award nominees and honorees, and be sure to check back here for updates on award night, June 5.

The 2017 CFDA Award Nominees and Honorees

Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Robert Geller
  • Thom Browne
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees

  • 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 Nominees

  • Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder's Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors' Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe 

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

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