The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards and commemorated the organization's 50th anniversary at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The Fashion Awards will be digitally broadcast on Tuesday, June 4th at 10am, only on Style.com. The digital broadcast is sponsored by Swarovski. TV personality and Bravo executive Andy Cohenwas the host for the evening. For the twelfth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski.
The evening's Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Jack McCollough&Lazaro Hernandezfor Proenza Schouler, presented by Kerry Washington. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented by Dan Stevensto Thom Browne. Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Limtook home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by Rose Byrne.
Secretary Clinton gave a moving tribute to Founders Award recipient Oscar de la Renta whom she met while hosting the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993. Clinton praised de la Renta for his unique contribution to fashion.