CFDA Nominees 2010

Anna Wintour with Alexander Wang backstage Feb 2010

Alexander Wang F/W 10 shoes, backstage Feb 2010. Photos by Betty S for
(for our special Alexander Wang backstage coverage click here for the MDX story). has this year’s list of CFDA nominees and Marc Jacobs, perennial nominee and winner is up for 2 awards. The only other person up for 2 awards? Alexander Wang. That I certainly could have predicted as almost every big model I met this season was either wearing one of his pieces, carrying one of his bags or wearing a pair of his distinctive shoes. The girls see everything, from sportswear to haute couture, and many get clothes for free (as their “pay”); so when they choose to wear/carry something, it really is an excellent barometer of a designer’s fashion relevance. You go Alexander!

Marc Jacobs
Donna Karan
Alexander Wang

Michael Bastian
Tom Ford
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone


Especially poignant will be the Special Tribute Award going to Alexander McQueen. For the rest of the nominees, click here for

  1. Not to be a downer but this is the most self congratulatory list of nominees they’ve done. Marc Jacobs? Donna Karan? Alexander Wang? I like them all but they’re overrated and don’t honestly need more awards, I don’t even think they really represent the best of what is going on in fashion right now. Maybe Marc but even that is debatable…

    But whatever, like any award it is all a popularity contest. They gave Diddy menswear designer of the year once, I’m fairly certain that these things are decided via pulling names out of a hat.

  2. re: uncle terry and mr. b.s. 😉
    yeah marc’s last collection f/w/11 marc jacobs was exciting to the frumpy reporters and editors.
    seriously how oogly can you make someone look.
    wang’s stuff doesnt even look wearable anymore from his “off-duty-model’ looks seasons before. whassup with ny’s obsession with so much volume? do americans really need to look any bigger? ny fashion week is looking low compared to hot stuff from berlin, madrid, rio, and sao paulo comin up to the higher ranks of london/milan/paris.

    and lastly, donna karan who?
    c’mon,,,, not since the late 80’s early 90’s when she revolutionized the oversized look.

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