The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominees and honorees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at an exclusive event hosted by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski at the new CFDA offices in lower Manhattan.
The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 3rd at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

The Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are: Steven Cox & Daniel Silver for Duckie BrownMichael Bastian, and  Thom Browne. For Accessory Designer of the Year Award the nominees arePhillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip LimAlexander Wang, and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.

The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public SchoolTim Coppens, and Todd Snyder. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Irene NeuwirthJennifer Meyer, and Pamela Love.

The honorary awards go to a diverse group of people. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Vera Wang.

The International Award will go to Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.

The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, the influential journalist who revolutionized fashion reporting with her reports in the New York City Herald Tribune, will be given to Tim Blanks.

The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Oscar de la Renta.