The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund fête was held in New York last night.
It made me smile to hear that Joseph Altuzarra won this year’s Fund, taking home $300,000 USD.
I met Joseph briefly at the FIT Symposium in New York a couple of weeks ago, where he spoke about both the creative and the business sides being equally important for him.
“It’s very difficult for me to design in a vacuum. I need to know how the company is doing,” he said.
Well Joseph, the company is doing a little better now – thanks to the influx of winning bucks. Couldn’t happen to a sweeter guy – I was so, so impressed by his talent – and by his humility.
Runners-up included jewellery designer Pamela Love and the design duo of Gabier and Peters, who will collect $100,000 USD each.