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:: Spotlight :: 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards - winners announced

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the winners for the 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards. The annual gala was held on June 6 at the New York Public Library.

The nominees and honorees were selected by over 450 fashion designers, press, retailers and stylists.

2005 CFDA AWARDS WINNERS

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Vera Wang

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: John Varvatos

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Marc Jacobs

SWAROVSKI'S PERRY ELLIS AWARD, READY-TO-WEAR: Derek Lam

SWAROVSKI'S PERRY ELLIS AWARD, ACCESSORY DESIGN: Anthony Camargo and Nak Armstrong for Anthony Nak

SWAROVSKI'S PERRY ELLIS AWARD, MENSWEAR: Alexandre Plokhov for Cloak

EUGENIA SHEPPARD AWARD: Gilles Bensimon, Elle

INTERNATIONAL AWARD: Alber Elbaz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Diane von Furstenberg

CFDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Norma Kamali

FASHION INFLUENCE AWARD: Kate Moss

Donna Karan Ralph Lauren
Kate Moss Catherine Malandrino
Iman and David Bowie Nicole Richie
Donovan Leitch and Kirsty Hume
For more information, visit

www.cfda.com