David Bowie to be honoured at CFDAs 2016


His death in January shocked the world, and now it's been revealed that David Bowie is to be honoured at one of the biggest fashion awards ceremonies later this year – after being remembered at the Brit Awards and the Grammys.

David, who passed away aged 69 after an 18-month battle with liver cancer, will be remembered at the CFDAs which will take place on 6 June at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The musician will receive the Board of Director's Tribute.

In February, singer Lorde performed a beautiful rendition of David's song Life on Mars at the Brits, and his son Duncan later tweeted his gratitude. He wrote: "Just… beautiful. Thank you."


Lorde was praised by David Bowie's son Duncan for her tribute at the Brits

However, he appeared less than impressed by Lady Gaga's tribute at the Grammy Awards, tweeting shortly afterwards: "Overexcited or irrational, typically as result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused."

Along with the announcement of David's impending honours, the nominations for this year's CFDAs were announced.

Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees: Marc Jacobs, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.


But Duncan was not as impressed with Lady Gaga's Grammy Awards performance

Menswear Designer of the Year nominees: David Neville and Marcus Wwainwright for Rag & Bone, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Thom Browne, Todd Snyder and Tim Coppens.

Accessories Designer of the Year nominees: Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler, Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur for Mansur Gavriel, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen for The Row, Irene Neuwirth and Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra.

Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominees: Brandon Maxwell, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse and Ryan Roche.

Swarovski Award for Menswear nominees: Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport, John Elliott, and Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley for Orley.

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design nominees: Aurora James for Brother Vellies, Gigi Burris and Paul Andrew.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Norma Kamali

Media Award: Imran Ahmed for Business of Fashion

Founders Award: Donna Karan

International Award: Alessandro Michele

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