And that’s a wrap. The 2013 CFDA award winners have been named and now they’re out partying at The Standard (the official Swarovski-sponsored after party) and Westway (the exclusive Givenchy after-party) and wherever else the night may take them.
Proenza Schouler nabbed their third win for womenswear designer of the year (they won in 2007 and 2011) beating out Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. While designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez seemed shocked to have won it, we kinda saw it coming. “I’m living a dream,” Hernandez said, a bit choked up.
In fact, there were no real upsets. Public School was the biggest surprise–Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne seemed shocked and a little speechless upon receiving the Swarovski award for menswear design. (Dao-Yi Chow soon found his words and charmingly boasted about how he’d be allowed to pick out what his son would wear for the next year–that was the deal he made with his wife if he won.)
The full list of winners:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne
Accessory Designer of the Year: Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
Swarovski Awards for Womenswear: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for Suno
Swarovski Awards for Menswear: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
Swarovski Award for Accessories: Pamela Love
International Award: Riccardo Tisci
Media Award: Tim Blanks
Founders Award: Oscar de la Renta
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Vera Wang
Board of Directors’ Tribute Award: Costume designer Colleen Atwood