At least 1 Wang to get a CFDA award _ and maybe 2

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 8:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler are among the leading nominees for this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.

CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and CEO Steven Kolb announced Wednesday evening that Proenza's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, and Wang are in the running for both womenswear designer of the year as well as the accessories category.

Marc Jacobs also is nominated for his women's collection, and Phillip Lim for accessories.

Thom Browne, Michael Bastian, and Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown will compete for the top menswear prize.

Honorary awards will go to Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and costume designer Colleen Atwood. The international award will go to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci.

The CFDA awards will be held June 3 at Lincoln Center.

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