Saturday, 4 June 2011

Designer Diary: Marc Jacobs to Receive CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Elisabeth Bass at 00:27

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has selected Marc Jacobs to receive the
2011 Geoffrey Beene Award for Lifetime Achievement. Previously honouredd with
the same award have been Michael Kors 2010, Anna Sui 2009, Carolina Herrera 2008,
Geoffrey Beene 1997 for whom the award has been named.

Awards will be received Monday June 6th, 2011 at Lincoln Centre, New York, NY. 
Director of the CFDA Sofia Coppola, who is a longtime friend and muse to Marc Jacobs
will present the award to the designer.

Following the release of Marc Jacobs in 1986, Jacobs became the youngest designer to
ever win a CFDA Perry Ellis Award for womenswear, menswear, and accessories.
In addition to fronting his own collection Jacobs continues to front french fashion house
Louis Vuitton. Jacobs is also nominated this year as best womenswear designer; other
nominees in this category are Alexander Wang and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack
McCollough together for Proenza Schouler.

Anderson Cooper will host the awards. Lady Gaga will be in attendance to receive a
CFDA Fashion Icon Award. Jessica Alba and Grace Coddington are scheduled to
present, Karolina Kurkova will handle all three Swarovski prizes.

When interviewed by the Associated Press Jacobs stated,
“I mean, I have a lot more to do. 'Achievement' sounds final.
I'd like to call it 'Lifetime of achievement and for what's left
to achieve.'”


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