Phillip Lim Wins CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year

Phillip Lim, winner of the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award, and actress Rose Byrne at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Phillip Lim, winner of the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award, and actress Rose Byrne at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

New York—The “Oscars of Fashion” have crowned their 2013 winners!

The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary last night at Lincoln Center, and of course, it was a star- and model-studded affair. Even Hillary Clinton made an appearance to present Oscar de la Renta with his Founders Award.

A list of finalists and who won:

Accessory Designer of the Year
Winner: Phillip Lim
This was a major coup for Lim, who is also unveiling a collaboration with Target this Fall.
(Finalists: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez)

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Winner: Pamela Love
(Finalists: Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer)

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Winner:
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez: Won
(Finalists: Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang)

Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year honoree Pamela Love poses in the press room at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year honoree Pamela Love poses in the press room at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Swarovski Awards for Womenswear
Winner: Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis
(Finalists: Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, Cushnie et Ochs’ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs)

International Award: Givenchy’s 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Parker, Editor, Accessories Magazine

As Editor of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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