Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were named Womenswear Designers of the Year for their The Row label at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Lincoln Center last night (01.06.15).
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were named Womenswear Designers of the Year at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City last night (01.06.15).
The former child stars' The Row label beat off stiff competition from designers including Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra to take home the prize at the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony held at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and hosted by 'The Late, Late Show' star James Corden.
Elsewhere Tom Ford beat Tim Coppens, Thom Browne, Rag & Bone's David Neville and Marcus Wainwright and Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne to be crowned Menswear Designer of the Year while Alexander Wang and the Olsen twins' The Row lost out to Tabitha Simmons in the Accessory Designer of the Year category.
The full list of winners are as follows:
International Award - Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli
Media Award - Instagram
Founders Award - Millard ''Mickey'' Drexler, CEO and chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award - Betsey Johnson
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design - Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel.
Swarovski Award for Womenswear - Rosie Assoulin
Swarovski Award for Menswear - Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
Accessory Designer of the Year - Tabitha Simmons
Menswear Designer of the Year - Tom Ford
Womenswear Designer of the Year - Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
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