CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award ’09
This year’s winners come from a great diversity of womenswear, menswear and jewelry design, and also continuing the pattern of one known designer for the win last year (Alexander Wang), a slightly unknown designer next (and vice versa) — Sophie Théallet, French-born Brooklyn based designer, with only three collections shown in New York fashion week so far, took home the top prize, $200,000 and mentorship for a year.
Patrick Ervell, runner-up
“There was a fragility to his clothes that was almost feminine in the conventional sense,” Tim Blanks
Monique Péan, runner-up