The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
and Vogue announced the recipients of the ninth annual
awards from the CFDA/VogueFashion Fund.
The winner and runners-up are:
Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman
Jennifer Meyer Maguire
The winner and runners-up will each meet regularly with an
assigned business mentor, based on their specific needs for business
expertise and resources; meetings will take place on a monthly or
as-needed basis. Additionally, the winner and runners-up will
receive cash prizes—$300,000 for the winner and $100,000 for each
of the runners-up. The cash awards are designed to encourage and
enable these emerging designers to pursue their design plans.
The program has now granted $2.8 million in total to twenty-four
design companies, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Albertus Swanepoel,
Alexander Wang, Billy Reid, Derek Lam, Doo. Ri, Eddie Borgo,
Joseph Altuzarra, Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell, Philip Crangi,
Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Rogan,
Sophie Theallet, Thakoon, Thom Browne, and Vena Cava.
The winner and runners-up were presented with specially
commissioned bronze awards created by sculptor Rachel Feinstein.
The winner received a swan with its neck tucked delicately
under its wing, a design inspired by a Cesar de Santo reproduction of
the lost Leonardo Da Vinci painting Leda and the Swan. The two
runners-up each received a bronze egg, also crafted by the artist,
as part of their award.
Liv Tyler wearing Proenza Schouler
Tabitha Simmons wearing Proenza Schouler
Emma Stone wearing Burberry Prorsum
Miranda Kerr wearing Giulietta
Photo: Condenast.com, Just Jared,
Grazia Daily, Vogue.com