Designer Dish. Giles Deacon Receives French ANDAM Award, Biggest Fashion Prize in the World.

October 1, 2009 • Fashion


Giles Deacon

Tuesday night, on the eve of Fashion Week kickoff, it was actually an Englishman who was getting all the attention in Paris. British designer Giles Deacon received France’s National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts (ANDAM), awarded by the President of the association, Pierre Berge. “It was Worth, an Englishman, who created couture in France,” Berge said before presenting Deacon with the accolade. In conjunction with the award, Deacon received a grant of 160,000 euros, or $233,470 at current exchange, the largest fashion prize in the world. Deacon was able to use the capital to fund his Spring 2010 show, which will be held in Paris on October 8th. It’s a huge honor for me,” said Deacon. “Hopefully it’s going to be a great season.” Deacon is the second consecutive Englishman to receive the award; British designer Gareth Pugh, who held his Paris show yesterday, received the award in 2008.

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