Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter
New York, N.Y., United States (4E) – Power twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were named this year’s best designers by the Council Of Fashion Designers Of America in New York Tuesday.
The 25-year-old fashion moguls were awarded the Womenswear Designer Of The Year award at the 2012 Council Of Fashion Designers Of America awards at the Lincoln Center.
Their high-end clothing and accessories line, The Row, beat out contenders and previous winners including Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The line was established in 2006.
Others receiving awards were:
Johnny Depp, Fashion Icon of the year; Andrew Rosen, Founders Award; Scott Schuman and Garance Dore, Media Award; Rei Kawakubo, International Award; Billy Reid, Menswear designer of the year; Reed Krakoff, Accessory designer of the year; Joseph Altuzarra, Suno for Swarovski award for womenswear; Phillip Lim, Swarovski award for menswear; Tabitha Simmons, Swarovski award for accessory design; Tommy Hilfiger, Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award.