Some of the 2016 nominees
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On Wednesday, CFDA announced the 2016 nominees for this year’s Fashion Awards at a cocktail party hosted by Diana von Furstenberg.  Some of the nominees include Designer Marc Jacobs (Women Designer of The Year), Brandon Maxwell (Swarovski Award for Womenswear), & Donna Karan (The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert). This year’s official sponsors are Lexus (Official Automotive Sponsor) and M·A·C Cosmetics (Official Beauty Sponsor). This year’s ceremony is being televised for the first time ever.  For more on the story, you can head over to WWD.  It will take place on June 6th at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement.
CFDA President and Designer Diana von Furstenberg
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Nominations for each award category are submitted by The CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation-only network comprised of top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists, influencers and the 450+ member designers of the CFDA.  The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards, are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors.
Trova Award

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The CFDA was founded in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert, a true force in the fashion world. In 2001, the CFDA created The Eleanor Lambert Award which is awarded for a unique contribution to the world of fashion and/or deserves the industry’s special recognition. Designer Diana von Furstenberg has served as president since 2006.


For the full list of nominees and more information, you can visit CFDA’s website.  Stay tuned as My Own Sense of Fashion bring you coverage of this year’s event.
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