2013 CFDA Fashion Awards
Each year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) gathers fashion's best—from the most innovative American designers to the models and actors of the moment—into one room for the CFDA Awards. The not-for-profit association, with a membership of over 400 American fashion designers, hosted its annual awards ceremony last night at NYC's Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Centre with its usual star-studded turnout. The big name winners of the night included Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler for Womenswear Designer of the Year, Thom Browne for Menswear Designer of the Year and Phillip Lim of 3.1 Phillip Lim for Accessories Designer of the Year. Hillary Clinton also presented a tribute to Founders Award recipient Oscar de la Renta.
Other honourees included:
The Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent: Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of Suno (Womenswear), Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School (Menswear) and Pamela Love (Accessories)
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Vera Wang
Media Award for Excellence in Journalism: Tim Blanks
International Award: Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy
The Board of Directors' Tribute: Costume designer Colleen Atwood