CFDA Fashion Awards
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1962. The CFDA Fashion Awards was founded in 1980 with the first awards in 1981 and honors excellence in fashion design. It has been called "the Oscars of fashion".
Nominations are submitted by the Fashion Guild, a group of over 1,500 CFDA members, fashion editors, retailers, and stylists.
The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was created to raise funds for charity and industry activities. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the trade organization owns the Fashion Calendar and produces New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
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