Last night Joseph Altuzarra (of Altuzarra) won the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Jewelry designer Pamela Love (Pamela Love Jewelry), Shane Gabier and Chris Peters (Creatures of the Wind) were runners-up. Altuzarra will receive $300,000 and mentoring from an industry renowned designer.
Past recipients—including Billy Reid, Sophie Theallet, Alexander Wang, Rogan Gregory of Rogan, Doo-Ri Chung, Trovata and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough—are widely known for the great success that followed their accolades. Given his already covetable designs, we’re excited to see how Altuzarra uses these resources to grow his brand; he’s definitely at the top of our February Fashion Week list.
What do you think of the CFDA’s choice? Who did you want to win?
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