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CFDA Fashion Awards presented in New York

on Tuesday,June 08,2010 19:06

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held its 2010 Fashion Awards last night at Alice Tully Hall in New York.

Among the honorees was Marc Jacobs, who received the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. David Neville & Marcus Wainwright were named the recipients of the Menswear Designer of the Year Award. Alexis Bittar was was presented with the Accessory Designer of the Year Award.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to designer Michael Kors. Model-actress Iman was presented with the Fashion Icon Award by Isabella Rossellini.

"Tonight is the night we designers and members of the industry salute our peers and celebrate their talents. We are a family," said CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg in her welcoming remarks.

The Popular Vote Award, sponsored by L'Oreal of Paris, went to designer Ralph Lauren. The general public was given the opportunity to vote in this category through a website sponsored by Womens Wear Daily.

CFDA scholarships were also presented. The Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship went to Carmen Chen Wu. The Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship winner was Jusil Carroll and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship recipient was Nicole Goh.

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