Announcing 2014's CFDA Nominees

Forget the Oscars. Our version of the Academy Awards just kicked off tonight with the announcement of the nominees for 2014's CFDA Fashion Awards. Presented at the Bowery Hotel, the collection of designers up for awards is strong, with predictable heavy hitters (as well as up-and-comers!) among those selected. There weren't any surprises in the lineup, though. In fact, most designers, including the indie darlings, have been represented before in the Vogue Fashion Fund. Broken record or not, the list here features some of the best aesthetic and commercial talent in America.
Also, there's Ruth Finley. And, we love Ruth Finley.
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Find the full list of nominees below.
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Marc Jacobs
Joseph Altuzarra
Menswear Designer of the Year
Thom Browne
rag & bone (Marcus Wainwright and David Neville)
Public School (Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow)
Accessory Designer of the Year
Proenza Schouler (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough)
Alexander Wang
The Row (Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen)
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Swarovski Womenswear Award
Creatures of the Wind (Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters)
Rosie Assoulin
Wes Gordon
Swarovski Menswear Award
Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder
Hood by Air (Shayne Oliver)
Swarovski Accessory Award
Irene Neuwirth
Jennifer Fisher
Marc Alary
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Tom Ford
Founders Award
Bethann Hardison
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Media Award
Paul Cavaco
Board of Director's Tribute Award
Ruth Finley
International Award
Raf Simons
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