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Meet the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

Oct 13 2009 - 1:18pm

Although we mentioned the star-studded cover story [1], our personal favorite sitting from the November issue of Vogue, on newsstands today, is that introducing the ten 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund [2] finalists.

In its six years, the fashion fund has nurtured and championed young, American design talent such as Proenza Schouler [3], Doo-Ri Chung, Alexander Wang [4], Rodarte [5] and Philip Crangi.

Today Vogue.com has interviews [6] with each of the 2009 finalists—Sophie Theallet, House of Waris, Ohne Titel [7], Wayne, Esquivel [8] Shoes, Monique Péan [9], Gary Graham [10], Spurr, Patrik Ervell [11], 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

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