Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s CFDA Awards

Perrie Samotin
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02:  CFDA President Steven Kolb and designer Diane Von Furstenberg attend the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

CFDA CEO Steven Kolb and president Diane Von Furstenberg at the 2014 awards (Photo: Getty)

Back in March, the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s president, Diane von Furstenberg, announced the annual nominees and honorees for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards, and tonight the ceremony—the Oscars of fashion, according to some—will take place at New York City’s Lincoln Center, hosted by “The Late Late Show” star James Corden.

While red carpet arrivals indeed will be live-streamed at CFDA.com (and hosted by Kelly Osbourne) it’s a given that your Instagram feed will be inundated with a flood of celebrities, designers, and fashion insiders.

So far, we know “Empire”  star Taraji P. Henson and actress Amanda Seyfriend are set to present, as is “The Affair” actor Joshua Jackson (whose girlfriend Diane Kruger will likely kill it on the red carpet, as usual.)

It’s been confirmed that designer and livewire Betsey Johnson will take home the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, while Instagram is being honored with a special media award for its massive contribution to the fashion industry by none of other than selfie queen Kim Kardashian. The CFDA Fashion Icon Award will go to Pharrell Williams (the same honor went to Rihanna last year.)

As for the nominees, there are plenty of familiar faces, including Michael Kors, The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, but there are some emerging names on the list as well, notably Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of It-bag label Mansur Gavriel, who are up for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, as well as Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of downtown label Public School (who also happen to be the newly-minted creative directors of DKNY), statement-maker and street style favorite Rosie Assoulin, and knitwear queen Ryan Roche, all of whom are up for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear.

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A Spring 2015 look by Swarovski Womenswear Designer nominee Rosie Assoulin (Photo: Rosie Assoulin)

We’ll also be live-tweeting the event tonight so you can find out who won in real time, as well as who wore what. In the meantime, refresh your memory with the full list of this year’s nominees and honorees, and be sure to follow CFDA on Instagram for up-to-the-second intel!

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Tom Ford

Accessories Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Irene Neuwirth
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Tabitha Simmons

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Alexander Wang is nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year. (Photo: Imaxtree)

 

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
Rosie Assoulin
Ryan Roche

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Shayne Oliver for Hood By Air
Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley for Orley
Ariel Ovadia and Shimon Ovadia for Ovadia & Sons

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Public School is among the nominees for the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year. (Photo: Imaxtree)

 

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Paul Andrew
Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Betsey Johnson

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Instagram

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It-bag label Mansur Gavriel is nominated for a 2015 CFDA Award. (Photo: Imaxtree)

 

The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.

International Award
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino

 

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