Field Guide: A Beginner’s Guide To This Year’s CFDA Award Winners
Swarovski Award For Womenswear
We covered Joseph Altuzarra in November when he was awarded the GQ/Vogue Fashion Fund prize, and he isn't going anywhere. Never formally trained, Altuzarra sent his resume to Marc Jacobs on a whim and landed an internship with the designer followed by an assistant position at Proenza Schouler. He later formed an alliance with Coline Choay, Givenchy's international PR manager, while working for the house. Choay left her position to help Altuzarra launch his own business in New York, and the rest is history. The ingenue, who is all of 28, seeks "to make clothes that look rich but feel easy."