Tonight, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) holds the annual awards ceremony and in anticipation, we peruse the nominee portraits taken for the occasion, which will be presented in a journal accompanying the evening's awards.
Photographer Sølve Sundsbø, with stylist Lori Goldstein, under the creative direction of Trey Laird captured the nominees for tonight's opus awards in all their respective glory. New York Magazine has a complete selection of the photos here.
Fittingly, fashion's Big Man on Campus Alexander Wang looks cooler-than-thou surrounded by a bevy of models, while wunderkind Joseph Altuzarra seems practically to be romancing Vanessa Traina. Donna Karan -- who's celebrating 25 years in the business -- strikes a triumphant, regal pose, while Jason Wu looks more like an artist surveying his work.