Pharrell Williams named CFDA Fashion Icon 2015 winner

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Former ELLE cover man Pharrell Williams has been announced as the winner of the Fashion Icon Award 2015 at this year’s forthcoming CFDAs.

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The Happy hitmaker, who has collaborated with a number of brands in recent years, including Uniqlo, Moncler lunettes as well as G-Star Raw – to name but three - will collect the gong on 1st of June at the annual awards ceremony in New York. Rihanna was the recipient of the same gong last year and previous winners include Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Kate Moss.

Meanwhile, at a special event hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski earlier in the week, the nominees for this year’s CFDA awards were also been announced.

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Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Tom Ford

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Irene Neuwirth
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Tabitha Simmons

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
Rosie Assoulin
Ryan Roche

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Shayne Oliver for Hood By Air
Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley for Orley
Ariel Ovadia and Shimon Ovadia for Ovadia & Sons

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Paul Andrew
Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Betsey Johnson

The Media Award in Honour of Eugenia Sheppard
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The Founder's Award in Honour of Eleanor Lambert
Millard "Mickey" Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J Crew Group, Inc.

International Award
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino

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