>> This evening, the 2008 winners of the highly influential CFDA Awards were named.  Three-time Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominees Rodarte finally took home the statuette, and Tom Ford won out in the battle of the T(h)oms.  I've denoted the full list of winners in bold — congrats all around!

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

 

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Michael Bastian
Thom Browne
Tom Ford

 

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Michael Kors
Tory Burch
Marc Jacobs

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
Thakoon Panichgul
Alexander Wang

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR

Patrik Ervell
Tim Hamilton
Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders

 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

Philip Crangi
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Joy Gryson

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