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CFDA Fashion Awards nominees announced

British designers Christopher Bailey and the late Alexander McQueen will be among those recognised at the 2010 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards.

Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey will be handed the International award and Alexander McQueen will posthumously receive the The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Board of Directors’ Special Tribute award.

CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award nominees are Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.

For Menswear Designer of the Year, the nominees are Tom Ford, Michael Bastian, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone.

Accessory Designer of the Year will be fought over by Marc Jacobs, Alexis Bittar and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Nominees for the Swarovski award, set up to reward emerging talent, are Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra and Jason Wu for womenswear; Simon Spurr, Patrik Ervell and Richard Chai for menswear, and Dana Lorenz, Alexander Wang and Eddie Borgo for accessories.

Michael Kors will take home the Lifetime Achievement award and model Iman will be given the Fashion Icon award.

The awards will take place this year at Lincoln Center, New York, on June 7.

It was also announced yesterday that Diane Von Furstenberg will stay on as president of the CFDA for a further two years, meaning she will now retain the role until the end of 2012.

The re-election of Von Furstenberg marks a change from a bylaw put in place five years ago to restrict CFDA presidents to four-year terms.

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