This year’s nominees celebrate the accomplishment of American fashion, the influence of a new talented generation, and the masters of design. The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s Swarovski crystal resources. For the first time the event was live streamed on the brand’s Facebook and style.com/live.
Daniel Swarovski moved with his new crystal jewellery stones machine to Wattens, Austria in 1895. Today, the company is still based in Wattens and run by the 4th and 5th generation family members. Swarovski is available in 120 countries and had a turnover of 2.52 billion in 2008.
The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards winners will be announced at the annual gala on June 6 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Centre.