ALTUZARRA TAKES HOME $300,000 AS WINNER OF CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND 2011

Don’t you love the immediacy of Twitter? Courtesy of the always-present Derek Blasberg, at exactly 10:37pm CST, we followers of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition found out, via twitter broadcast, that Joseph Altuzarra claimed the top prize tonight at the Skylight Soho in NYC. November cover-girl, Rooney Mara, and the Calvin Klein presented Altuzarra with his very well-deserved award. After all, have you seen his SS12 collection? As the winner, Altuzarra receives $300K (which seems like a LOT, but will burn faster than he grabbed the cheque, as his rapidly-growing business expands), a mentor for a year (I wonder who will be appointed the pleasure…), and a fancy swan-shaped trophy for his mantle.

Pamela Love and the duo behind Creatures of the Wind were the two runners-up, receiving “only” $100K, and the same year-long mentorship + trophy as golden boy Joseph. The other 7 finalists didn’t walk away empty-handed, though. The global exposure brought to their brands/labels due to the competition is a huge prize in itself, and I think they’d all agree. You can watch this year’s competition, leading up to tonight’s award ceremony, unfold in The Fashion Fund 2011 episodes on vogue dot com.

Photo: style.com

3 Comments

  1. I’m glad you’re finally back! I’m also glad that Altuzarra won, it’s a well deserved award indeed!

    • Thanks, Dex! I’ve been thinking about it for a while and browsing other platforms, but I’m so familiar with WordPress that I had to come back. It’s changed so much in the meantime, for the better!

      RE: Altuzarras win – Agreed, and I saw it coming. Of all the finalists, his business, at the moment, has the most potential to become a serious high-end, booming luxury label, which is the whole concept behind the fund; to support, guide, mentor, fund, and propel a brand that has the best chance at becoming the next big name in American fashion. It doesn’t hurt that his clothes fly off the shelves at Barneys ;)

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