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Monday, March 16, 2009

Hint Tip: CFDA Awards

We had the privilege of serving on the 2009 CFDA Awards selection committee—can you tell which nominees below smack of Hint? They were announced tonight in a swanky little party on top of Rockefeller Center. Of course, all anyone could talk about was the tanking economy, it being an industry gig and all. But to them, the ultimate fashion survivor and CFDA prez Diane von Furstenberg had a message: "We will surf out the tsunami in style." So there.

Womenswear Designer of the Year
- Marc Jacobs
- Narciso Rodriguez
- Rodarte

Menswear Designer of the Year
- Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein
- Michael Bastian
- Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders

Accessory Designer of the Year
- Marc Jacobs
- Vera Wang
- Proenza Schouler

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear
- Thakoon Panichgul
- Alexander Wang
- Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear
- Patrik Ervell
- Robert Geller
- Tim Hamilton

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories
- Albertus Q. Swanepoel
- Alejandro Ingelmo
- Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry

Additional honors go to Michelle Obama (Board of Directors special tribute), Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton (International Award), Anna Sui (Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award), WWD's Edward Nardoza (Eugenia Sheppard Award for Journalism) and GQ creative director Jim Moore (Eleanor Lambert Award).

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