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It's that time of the year again: the 2015 CFDA Awards. Otherwise known as the boring, predictable event that the New York Times' Vanessa Friedman compared to high school last year. The CFDA formally announced the nominees yesterday evening and literally everyone nominated for last year's CFDA womenswear, menswear, and accessory designer of the year categories was nominated again this year. Thankfully, the Swarovski Award nominees were a bit more varied.
In the one twist of the evening, the Media Award was given to not a person but a company, Instagram, prompting the NYT to jokingly wonder who will dress it for the ceremony.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Award:
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year Award:
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, Tom Ford
Accessory Designer of the Year Award:
Alexander Wang, Irene Neuwirth, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Tabitha Simmons
Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Rosie Assoulin, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Ryan Roche
Swarovski Award for Menswear:
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air, Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley for Orley, Ariel and Shimon Ovadia for Ovadia & Sons
Swarosvki Award for Accessory Design:
Paul Andrew, Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Founders Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert:
Millard "Mickey" Drexler, chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc.
The International Award:
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino
The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: