- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A slate of familiar names has been announced as nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.

In the womenswear category, the nominated designers are all past winners. They are: Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

In menswear, the nominated designers are Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone, Tim Coppens, Thom Browne and Todd Snyder.

The ceremony will take place June 6 in New York. Designer Norma Kamali will be given a lifetime achievement award, and Donna Karan will receive a Founder’s Award.

But what is likely the most anticipated moment of the night will feature an as yet unnamed guest. The Fashion Icon award - which has recently gone to Pharrell Williams and to Rihanna - has not yet been announced.

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