Doo-Ri Chung received the third annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award Thursday night. This year’s runners-up — and they share equal standing — were Rodarte’s
Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Thakoon Panichgul for Thakoon.
In 2004, Chung made a run at the prize
but lost to Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough.
2006 winner, Chung pocketed a $200,000 monetary award to further
execute her design plans. The Mulleavys and Panichgul each picked up
$50,000. Along with the financial reward, all three parties will meet
regularly with a team of business mentors chosen based on the
designers’ individual needs for business expertise and resources.
and the runners-up topped a field of finalists that included Georgina
Chapman and Keren Craig for Marchesa; Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim;
Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra for Costello Tagliapietra;
Milla Jovovich and Carmen Hawk for Jovovich-Hawk; David Neville and
Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone; Justin Giunta for Subversive
Jewelry, and accessories designer Devi Kroell. More than 120 design
businesses requested applications this year. Of the 88 that were
submitted, half advanced to the second stage before the selection
committee whittled down the contestants to 10.
winners were selected by a nine-person committee that included Vogue
editor in chief Anna Wintour, CFDA executive director Steven Kolb and
Barneys New York vice president and fashion director Julie Gilhart.
is shaping up to be a memorable year for Chung, who took home the
Swarovski Perry Ellis award for emerging women’s wear designer at the
CFDA awards in the spring.
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