Although we mentioned the star-studded cover story , our personal favorite sitting from the November issue of Vogue, on newsstands today, is that introducing the ten 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund  finalists.
In its six years, the fashion fund has nurtured and championed young, American design talent such as Proenza Schouler , Doo-Ri Chung, Alexander Wang , Rodarte  and Philip Crangi.
Today Vogue.com has interviews  with each of the 2009 finalists—Sophie Theallet, House of Waris, Ohne Titel , Wayne, Esquivel  Shoes, Monique Péan, Gary Graham, Spurr, Patrik Ervell , and Alabama Chanin. “We had very strong applicant pool this year, particularly among the jewelers,” said Vogue's Anna Wintour in a statement. “The ten finalists we selected are a talented, diverse group, who are building healthy independent businesses in challenging times.”
The winner, who will be paired with an industry mentor and receive a $200,000 cash prize, and two runners-up will be announced at an event on November 16 in New York.
Alexa Adams (left) and Flora Gill with artist Tauba Auerbach.
Source: Norman Jean Roy/Vogue