Since 1981 the Council of Fashion Designers of America has held the annual awards to honor the best design talent. Stylish luminaries such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Miuccia Prada have been honored with awards from the CFDA in the past.
This year's awards were webcast on Style365.com and hosted by comedian Sandra Bernhard. Presenters included a mix of celebrity from Hollywood and the fashion world, including model Gisele Bundchen, model Jerry Hall, designer Pauline Trigere, actors Ben Stiller and Ashley Judd.
Here is a list of of the winners and nominees, and links to info on each, including profiles and collection photos.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Oscar de la RentaNominees: Donna Karan, Helmut Lang, Oscar de la Renta
Menswear Designer of the Year: Helmut LangNominees: Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang
Accessory Designer of the Year: Richard Lambertson & John TruexNominees: Helmut LangJanis Savitt, Lambertson-Truex
Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear: Miguel AdroverNominees: Jeremy ScottRebecca Taylor, Miguel Adrover
Perry Ellis Award for Menswear: John VarvatosNominees: Jason Bunin, Sean John, John Varvatos
Perry Ellis Award for Accessories: Dean HarrisNominees: Zoe Metro for Stella Pace, Michele Quan & Robin Renzi for Me & Ro, Dean Harris
International Award: Jean-Paul GaultierNominees: Miuccia Prada, Jil Sander, Jean Paul Gaultier
Most Stylish Dot-com: Issey Miyake's Pleats PleaseChristian-Lacroix.fr, Vogue.com, Artandcommerce.com, Nike.com
Special Award: The American Regional Press, presented to Janet McCue
Humanitarian Award: Liz Claiborne, for the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation
Special Award: The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences for creating the world's most glamorous fashion show, The Academy Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award: Valentino