michelle obamaThere was a palpable energy in the air this evening as the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced the nominees and honorees for its annual Fashion Awards. The ceremony, which will take place on June 15th at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, will feature an impressive roster of Obama-approved designers -- and potentially -- the First Lady herself.

Michelle Obama will be bestowed with the Board of Directors Special Tribute Award while Narciso Rodriguez will face off against Marc Jacobs and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Fellow First Lady favorites Jason Wu and Thakoon are up against Alexander Wang for Swarovski's top prize for womenswear.

Check out the full list of nominees here (including Marc Jacobs' triple threat):

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Marc Jacobs
Narciso Rodriguez
Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli
Michael Bastian
Band of Outsiders's Scott Sternberg

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Marc Jacobs
Vera Wang
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Jason Wu
Thakoon Panichgul
Alexander Wang

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Patrik Ervell
Tim Hamilton
Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Alejandro Ingelmo

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anna Sui

EUGENIA SHEPPARD AWARD
Ed Nardoza, Women's Wear Daily

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Marc Jacobs

ELEANOR LAMBERT AWARD
Jim Moore, GQ

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Michelle Obama