The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

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Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

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Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

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Oscar Week 2013 Report: Montblanc Hosts Pre-Oscar Charity Brunch to Celebrate the Launch of the 2013 “Signature for Good” Collection with Special Guest Hilary Swank

Collection to Benefit the Continuing Work of UNICEF to Enable Even More Disadvantaged Children Around the World to learn how to read and write

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Actresses Rosario Dawson wearing Montblanc Star 4810 in Yellow Gold, Hilary Swank wearing Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection in Red Gold and diamonds and Emmy Rossum wearing Montblanc Star Classique Lady Automatic and Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new "Signature For Good 2013" Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Montblanc)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Actresses Rosario Dawson wearing Montblanc Star 4810 in Yellow Gold, Hilary Swank wearing Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection in Red Gold and diamonds and Emmy Rossum wearing Montblanc Star Classique Lady Automatic and Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new “Signature For Good 2013” Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Montblanc)

On Saturday, February 23rd, MONTBLANC hosted a pre-Oscar charity brunch with UNICEF at the HOTEL BEL-AIR to celebrate the launch of the 2013 “SIGNATURE FOR GOOD” COLLECTION. Academy award winner HILARY SWANK made a special appearance at the brunch to speak about the importance of the “SIGNATURE FOR GOOD” INITIATIVE and shed light on her recent visit to Ethiopia with Montblanc and UNICEF.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Hilary Swank wearing Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection in Red Gold and diamonds attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new "Signature For Good 2013" Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Montblanc)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Hilary Swank wearing Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection in Red Gold and diamonds attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new “Signature For Good 2013” Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Montblanc)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Emmy Rossum wearing Montblanc Star Classique Lady Automatic and Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new "Signature For Good 2013" Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Montblanc)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Actress Emmy Rossum wearing Montblanc Star Classique Lady Automatic and Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection attends a Pre-Oscar charity brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new “Signature For Good 2013” Initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Montblanc)

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OSCARE WEEK 2013 REPORT: H&M AND GLOBAL GREEN USA CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE H&M GARMENT RECYCLING PROGRAM

Sophia Bush wears H&M's Conscious Exclusive Collection at Global Green USA's 10th annual Pre-Oscar Party.  (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Sophia Bush wears H&M’s Conscious Exclusive Collection at Global Green USA’s 10th annual Pre-Oscar Party. (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Last night, SOPHIA BUSH, EMMY ROSSUM, ORLANDO BLOOM, MIRANDA KERR and HELEN HUNT were among the guests who joined H&M and GLOBAL GREEN USA to celebrate their partnership and the kickoff of H&M’s global garment recycling program at GLOBAL GREEN’S 10TH ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR PARTY.  H&M, as a proud sponsor of the event, featured an exclusive H&M CONSCIOUS* LOUNGE which highlighted H&M’s key sustainability initiatives including their fashionable Conscious clothing collections.  An ivory organic cotton three-piece suit from H&M’S SPRING 2013 CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION was worn by Sophia Bush on the green carpet.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Actors Shasi Wells (L) and Dylan McDermott attend Global Green USA's 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Actors Shasi Wells (L) and Dylan McDermott attend Global Green USA’s 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)

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