- The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), is pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger was honored with the CFDA’s prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 4 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York. Surrounded by family, friends and industry partners, Tommy received the award from Anna Wintour after a smashing performance by collegiate men’s a cappella group, The Princeton Footnotes, giving a nod to Hilfiger’s long history of infusing an unexpected twist to preppy tradition.
Following the 2012 award ceremony, Tommy Hilfiger hosted guests for an intimate dinner at Hotel Elysée’s renowned restaurant, Monkey Bar. Guests included Zoe Saldana, Jessica Paré, Busy Phillips, Seth Meyers, Tommy Girl ambassador Britt Robertson, Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam, Tommy Hilfiger campaign model Jacquelyn Jablonski, and New York Giants’ Victor Cruz. Members of the press, industry associates and fellow designers also joined Hilfiger to fête the 2012 Awards and celebrate his lifetime achievement recognition.
For more than 26 years, Tommy Hilfiger has brought classic, cool, American apparel to consumers around the world. His designs give time-honored classics a fresh look, and his discerning taste has provided the foundation for the growth of a global brand. Under Hilfiger’s guidance, vision and leadership as Principal Designer, the Tommy Hilfiger Group has become one of very few globally recognized designer brands offering a wide range of American-inspired apparel and accessories. Through his creative efforts as a designer, and in working on a series of bold, innovative marketing campaigns, Hilfiger became a pioneer in the industry early in his career and has developed a lasting influence on fashion with his unique, preppy twist on classic, American style.
Created in 1984, the Lifetime Achievement Award is named for American fashion designer Geoffrey Beene – the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner. Beene’s career in fashion design spanned over 40 years with a prodigious impact on his peers, his clients and the advancement of the industry at large. In this spirit, the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the remarkable legacy of designers’ outstanding careers and lasting impact on the fashion world. Past recipients of the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award include Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.
Additional winners and honorees from the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards include:
International Award – Rei Kawakubo
Media Award – Garance Doré Scott Schuman
Founders Award – Andrew Rosen
Fashion Icon Award – Johnny Depp
Womenswear Designer of the Year – Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year – Billy Reid
Accessory Designer of the Year – Reed Krakoff
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America is the foremost fashion organization in the United States. The CFDA annual awards ceremony, which honors excellence in fashion design, is often called "the Oscars of fashion." Nominations are submitted by CFDA members and by select fashion publications, retailers, and stylists. Recognition by this industry peer group is a tremendous honor.
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