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The Oscars of fashion — the annual CFDA Awards — went down at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night, drawing the industry's biggest names this side of the Atlantic. (And a few foreign stars, like Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, on hand to pick up this year's International Award.) While the evening was first and foremost notable for giving Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen occasion to arrive draped in black like the coven we always knew they could be, the awards also gave due to a host of brands shaping fashion today.
And now, the evening's big winners, updated in real time...
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs
Nominees: Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra; Marc Jacobs; Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte; Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne
Nominees: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School; Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Rag & Bone; Tim Coppens; Thom Browne; Todd Snyder
Accessories Designer of the Year: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel
Nominees: Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra; Irene Neuwirth; Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler; Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, The Row
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Brandon Maxwell
Nominees: Brandon Maxwell; Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Monse; Ryan Roche
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley, Orley
Nominees: Rio Uribe, Gypsy Sport; John Elliott; Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley, Orley
Swarovski Award for Accessories Design: Paul Andrew
Nominees: Aurora James, Brother Vellies; Gigi Burris; Paul Andrew
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Norma Kamali
International Award: Alessandro Michele, Gucci
The Founder's Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Donna Karan
The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Imran Amed, Business of Fashion
The Board of Directors' Special Tribute: David Bowie
Fashion Icon Award: Beyoncé