The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) unveiled its 2015 Fashion Award nominees and honorees last week, and among them are superstars and rising stars from the world of jewelry design.
Irene Neuwirth is nominated for the CFDA’s Accessory Designer of the Year; Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren Jewelry is up for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design; and Betsey Johnson has been given the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 40 years of fashion and jewelry design leadership.
CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg introduced the nominees and honorees at a March 17 soirée at the Weather Room atop New York’s Rockefeller Center, where Johnson, a four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, wore one of her dresses from 1965! Jewelry designers Jennifer Fisher, Pamela Love, and Mimi So also attended the party.
Swarovski co-sponsors the annual CFDA Awards, recognizing emerging talent with its self-named prizes. The Swarovski Award recipients in each category receive generous financial support as well as exposure to the company’s extensive crystal resources. In a related development, Swarovski announced last week that it will venture into the Fine Jewelry business.
Nominations come from the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an exclusive group of 450 fashion designer/members, fashion retailers, press, and stylists.
The 2015 CFDA Awards ceremony is scheduled for June 1 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York.
We’ll keep you posted.