Marc Jacobs’ Hat Trick
In what’s certainly a first, Marc Jacobs‘ name was called not once, not twice, but three times tonight at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s official announcement of the nominees and honorees for the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards. Come June 15 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in addition to accepting the International Award for his work at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs will vie for the Designer of the Year title against Narciso Rodriguez and Rodarte‘s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and go up against the Proenza Schouler duo and Vera Wang for the Accessories prize. The CFDA selected Michelle Obama for its Special Tribute Award. “She was on everybody’s list somewhere,” President Diane von Furstenberg explained. As for the other Honorary Awards, WWD’s Ed Nardoza will take home the Eugenia Sheppard Award, Anna Sui will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement statuette, and the Eleanor Lambert Award will go to GQ’s Jim Moore. The Swarovski Award for womenswear nominees are Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu, and the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design noms are Justin Giunta, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Albertus Swanepoel. For pictures from the event and a full report, check back tomorrow.
tags: 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees, Albertus Swanepoel, Alejandro Ingelmo, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, CFDA, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Michelle Obama, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Thakoon, ustin Giunta, Vera Wang
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