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CFDA/Vogue Announce the 2011 Fashion Fund Finalists

CFDA/Vogue have announced the 10 finalists for the 2011 Fashion Fund Award, an annual prize that awards mentorship and guidance to one winner and two runners-up.

The lucky ten designers are: Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Pamela Love for Pamela Love Jewelry; Antonio Azzuolo for A.A., Carlos Campos, Shane Gabier and Chris Peters for Creatures of the Wind, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill for Ohne Titel, Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie for Cushnie et Ochs, Dana Lorenz for Fenton/Fallon, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for Suno, and Soraya Silchenstedt for Finn Jewelry.

CFDA Fashion Fund Finalists

From left to right: Antonio Azzuolo, Pamela Love, Joseph Altuzarra

The selection committee is made up of fashion heavyweights like Diane Von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour. Committee members will meet with nominees later this month for one-on-one interviews, and then the finalists will design special looks for a design challenge sponsored by L'Oreal (Project Runway much?).

The winner and runners up will be announced at a celebratory gala on November 14.

[CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2011 Finalists Set, WWD]