Here's your cheat sheet to the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, honoring Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and more. Shop our favorite picks from these designers!
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Hollywood’s got an entire season devoted to awards shows, such as the Golden Globes and Oscars, but in fashion, there’s only one: the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. The industry’s best and brightest--nominated by a handpicked committee that includes members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, top fashion retailers, and journalists--vie for awards that recognize their contribution to American fashion. So who can you expect to see at this year’s Andy Cohen-hosted show? Notables from Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, contenders for Womenswear Designer of the Year, to Alexander Wang, who’s up for Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as celebrity presenters like Kerry Washington and Jessica Chastain. In anticipation of the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, which will take place on Monday, June 3rd, and air on Style.com the next day, we’ve rounded up directional designs from each candidate. Click through our slideshow to shop them now!