Letter from the Chairwoman,Diane von Furstenberg and President and CEO, Steven Kolb

American Fashion is like a colorful mosaic. We attract the most creative and innovative talent from around the world.

At the CFDA, we always talk about how we are a big fashion family. Sometimes we compete, but we come together when it matters and help one another, and in times like these, that is more important than ever.

The CFDA Fashion Awards are in Partnership with Swarovski, and we thank them and Nadja Swarovski, whose support has crystallized everything that we do for the past 16 years.

We have made some very exciting changes to this year’s awards.

For the first time, there is a unified Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. We are also proud to introduce the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, which honors an individual in the fashion industry who has made a positive impact in civic responsibility, philanthropy and sustainability, and improved American communities and the welfare of others through their resources and time.

In addition to Swarovski, we would like to acknowledge our friends who help us make the CFDA Fashion Awards possible. We thank Lexus, LIFEWTR, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Perrier-Jouët, and Samsung.

Without further ado, check out this year’s nominees and honorees in our beautiful portfolio, which we are delivering to you digitally for the first time. Like the awards invitation, we hope you like this mosaic of American creativity.

Diane von Furstenberg, Chairwoman

Steven Kolb, President and CEO