Designer Dish. And the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner Is…

November 16, 2010 • Fashion

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2010 winner Billy Reid (center) flanked by runner's-up Prabal Gurung (left) and Eddie Borgo (right)

Last night's CFDA/Voue Fashion Fund awards unveiled a brand new crop of designers in demand. Billy Reid is this year’s winner of the award, taking home a prize of $300,000 and a trophy of a bronze swan by Rachel Feinstein. As the two runners up, Eddie Borgo and Prabal Gurung each collected $100,000 and trophies in the shape of bronze eggs by New York artist Feinstein.

The winner and runners-up were selected from a group of 10 finalists and unveiled at a dinner gala at Skylight SoHo in New York last night, featuring the Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld, as the keynote speaker. The other finalists were Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Christian Cota, Robert Geller, Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry, Moss Lipow and Gregory Parkinson.

As the grand prize winner, Billy Reid joins a group of past winners that includes Sophie Theallet, Alexander Wang, Rogan Gregory of Rogan, Doo-Ri Chung, Trovata and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. Congratulations to Reid and we know we'll be seeing big things from him!

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