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Sophie Théallet wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

November 17, 2009 | 10:21 am

Womenswear designer Sophie Théallet was named the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in New York City last night, with jewelry designer Monique Péan and menswear designer Patrik Ervell named as runners-up.

The sixth recipient of the top honor, Théallet will receive $200,000, with Pean and Ervell each receiving $50,000, to help the emerging designers pursue their design plans.

You may not be familiar with Théallet's name (you can read a full bio from the designer's website by clicking here), but there's a pretty good chance you will. Past winners of the top prize are Alexander Wang (2008), Rogan (2007), Doo-Ri Chung (2006), Trovata (2005) and Proenza Schouler (2004).

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner, designer Sophie Théallet, right with hairstylist to the stars Frédéric Fekkai center and Fekkai's wife, Shirin von Wulffen, at the last night's awards dinner in New York City. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for Vogue

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