Virgil Abloh to be Honored by CFDA this Year

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced the list of nominees and honorees that will be celebrated at this year’s Fashion Awards. Virgil Abloh will be honored with a special posthumous award. This is to acknowledge his many achievements and contributions to the fashion world. 

This year’s nominees reflect the renewed excitement around American fashion generated by designers who are redefining the future of our industry,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said. 

The event is scheduled for Monday, November 7th at Casa Cipriani in New York City. 

Also, this year’s event will celebrate the CFDA’s 60th anniversary.  Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (from Proenza Schouler) will host this event with Aurora James, Joseph Altuzarra, and Gabriela Hearst.


Aside from Virgil Abloh, other creatives will be honored as well. See the complete list below:

CFDAs 2022 Fashion Icon

Lenny Kravitz


Positive Social Influence Award

Slaysians from The House of Slay, featuring Prabal Gurung, Laura Kim, Phillip Lim, Tina Leung, and Ezra William


The Founders Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert

Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Laurie Lynn Stark and Richard Stark, Chrome Hearts


The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard

Patti Wilson


Environmental Sustainability Award

The United Nations

Stylist Award

Law Roach


American Womenswear Designer of the Year

Catherine Holstein, KHAITE

Christopher John Rogers

Gabriela Hearst

LaQuan Smith 

Peter Do


American Menswear Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode Aujla, Bode

Jerry Lorenzo, Fear of God

Mike Amiri, Amiri

Thom Browne

Willy Chavarria


American Accessory Designer of the Year

Aurora James, Brother Vellies

Brandon Blackwood

Raul Lopez, LUAR

Stuart Vevers, Coach

Telfar Clemens, Telfar 


American Emerging Designer of the Year

Bach Mai

Carly Mark, Puppets and Puppets

Colm Dillane, KidSuper

Elena Velez

Lauren Harwell Godfrey, Harwell Godfrey