… And then there were 10.
On Wednesday night, the 10 finalists for the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund were announced at a cocktail reception at Oculus in New York City.
Wes Gordon, Tanya Taylor, Paul Andrew, Simon Miller’s Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent, Edie Parker’s Brett Hyman, Natalie Levy and Grant Krejecki of Grey Ant, Eva Zuckerburg of Eva Fehren, Gigi Burress of Gigi Burress Millinery, Ryan Roche and finally, Orley’s Matt Orley, Alex Orley and Samantha Florence will compete for $300,000 and a year of mentorship. Two runners-up will receive $100,000. Ovation TV will document the designers as they participate in a design challenge underwritten by Maybelline New York, a fashion show in October at Chateau Marmont in October, for the second time, in their series, The Fashion Fund.
The Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Selection Committee, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Andrew Rosen, Steven Kolb, Ken Downing, David Neville, Marcus Wainwright, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Reed Krakoff and Jenna Lyons, will decide on a winner and two runners-up who will be awarded at a gala dinner on November 3.