17 posts tagged "Anthony Vaccarello"
ANDAM’s 24-judge panel announced the six finalists for this year’s Fashion Award. On the list: Thomas Tait (who also took home the prestigious Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2010 ); up-and-comer Julien David; Calla Haynes (who has been nominated for the ANDAM before); designer-slash-street-style-star Vika Gazinskaya; Cedric Charlier; and Nicolas Andreas Taralis. The judges, a group that includes Style.com’s executive editor Nicole Phelps, Humberto Leon, Emmanuelle Alt, The Daily Telegraph fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, and Virginie Mouzat, will meet in July with the finalists to select the winner. The prize, which has previously gone to the likes of Hakaan Yildirim, Giles Deacon, and last year, Anthony Vaccarello, is a total of €600,000, €10,000 worth of Swarovski crystals to use for their Spring 2013 collection, mentorship from LVMH CEO Pierre-Yves Roussel, and support from the Hudson’s Bay Company to buy the Spring 2013 collection. Stay tuned for the winner, to be announced this summer. All six of them, however, will have a space on www.thecorner.com in September to showcase and sell their collections. Pictured, a look from Tait’s Fall 2012 collection.
Where Angelina goes, the red carpet follows. It’s been scant months since Jolie bared her now-famous leg in Atelier Versace at the Academy Awards—the leg that launched a thousand tweets and at least one Twitter account—but hipbones and acres of thigh made bold appearances last night at the “East Coast Oscars,” the Met gala. Gisele Bündchen made the leg-jut her own in Givenchy Haute Couture, as did Anja Rubik in impossibly slit Anthony Vaccarello. The lesson: Make a statement if you can pull it off, but this is not a look for mere mortals. (There’s a reason “super” is typically appended to “model” in their titles.) Do not try this at home—you could pull something.
And the winner of this year’s ANDAM Fashion Award is…Anthony Vaccarello. The Belgian designer beat out Adam Kimmel, Commuun, Jeremy Laing, Palmer/Harding, and Yiqing Yin to take home the €200,000 prize. Asked afterward how he plans to spend the money, he said, “I want to continue to grow, to become more grand.” Grand? “To produce more pieces, especially show pieces,” he explained. As for his upcoming show, he said, “I like the idea of keeping it small, but maybe more light.” His Fall presentation was rather dimly lit, it’s true, but that didn’t stop him from grabbing all sorts of attention. Twenty-six-year-old Yiqing Yin, meanwhile, accepted ANDAM’s first-ever Young Designer Prize. “I felt like the baby,” she said of yesterday’s presentation. The €60,000 award will go toward funding her follow-up haute couture collection. She’s showing her first-ever made-to-measure line next Thursday, an hour before Azzedine Alaïa.