The CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Are In (And It’s a Good Year to be an Olsen)

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If the Met Gala is the fashion industry’s prom (or Super Bowl, as described by Andre Leon Talley), then the CFDA Fashion Awards are its Oscars. 

Each year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America — led by Chairman Diane von Furstenberg and President and CEO Steven Kolb — unites to honor the business’ best and brightest. Last year saw wins for The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (they snagged Womenswear Designer of the Year), Tom Ford (Menswear Designer of the Year), and Pharrell Williams (Fashion Icon Award), making the CFDAs a reliably good predictor of the designers who make an impact each year. 

Tonight at a gala event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Furstenberg presented the CFDA honorees, a list of individuals who’ve made great contributions to fashion, as well as the nominees for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards (and let’s just say it’s a good year to be Altuzarra or The Row). See the full list below — and stay tuned to see the winners when they’re announced on Monday, June 6 in New York City.

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.

Imran Amed, founder of Business of Fashion.

Donna Karan.

Norma Kamali.

David Bowie.

Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder.

: Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen The Row.

: Brandon Maxwell, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Ryan Roche.

: Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport, John Elliott, and Orley.

: Aurora James for Brother Vellies, Gigi Burris, Paul Andrew.

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