Irene Neuwirth thrilled with CFDA honor

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth is “super excited” to be honored for a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award.

The jewelry designer is in the running for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design at the ceremony, which will take place on June 4 in New York City.

Irene can’t wait to attend the event, although she’s having trouble deciding what to wear.

“It is super exciting and such an incredible honour. I was on a plane, as usual, and just before I landed, my dear friend and colleague sent an e-mail that Steven Kolb from CFDA had phoned our office to say I was nominated,” she told WWD.

“Oh, I wish I knew what I’ll wear. I have a few options — something feminine and colorful and bohemian, for sure!”

Irene also discussed her upcoming couture show. She is planning something really special, explaining the pieces are for an elite kind of customer.

“For this show I have created 100 one-of-a-kind pieces. My sales agents are educated in my product and they know my core collection, so I wanted to show pieces for that ‘top one per cent’ client who collects my jewelry and wants a truly unique piece,” she said.