Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sophie Theallet Wins Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund!
Sophie Theallet was crowned as the winner of the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund in New York last night. The French-born, New York-based designer, who started her own label three years ago after 14 years spent working with Azzedine Alaia and Gaultier, scooped the $200,000 prize, which will be used towards developing her company.
Theallet, 45, was up against nine other emerging designers for the prize, which last year was awarded to Alexander Wang. The philanthropic jewelry maker Monique Péan and the menswear designer Patrik Ervell were named runners-up, each taking home a $50,000 check.
Last night's award ceremony was co-hosted by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the CFDA's president, Diane von Furstenberg, and attended by designers Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, Vera Wang, celebrities Nicole Kidman and Alexa Chung, and models Karen Elson, Jessica Stam and Jaquetta Wheeler.