2020 American Womenswear Designer of the Year - Gabriela Hearst

NEW YORK, September 14, 2020 - The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced Gabriela Hearst as the winner of the 2020 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. The 2020 CFDA Fashion Award winners were announced by Chairman Tom Ford on the digital platform RUNWAY360.

The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts; the Womenswear Designer of the Year award is given for design excellence in womenswear.

Gabriela was nominated in 2018 for Womenswear Designer of the Year and 2017 for The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. This is Gabriela's third nomination at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

“Thank you so much Chairman Tom Ford and the CFDA for this incredible encouragement for the team and I. I want to thank my fellow nominees Brandon Maxwell, Tom Ford, The Row, and Marc Jacobs. I share this with my team, because vision without execution is hallucination. I also want to share it with my friends and family, we all know how much they sacrifice for us. But especially all other designers and creatives that are going through these times, we are all in this together. “La union hace la fuerza”(strength in unity) and that’s a kiss for my mother country, Uruguay.”
– Gabriela Hearst