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CFDA/‘Vogue’ Fashion Fund Awards

Skylight Soho. November 14, 2011. By Bennett Marcus

Did you prepare a speech or anything in case you win? “No. I’m going to wing it if I win.” —JOSEPH ALTUZARRA

ANNA WINTOUR

Winning this award is a huge break for designers. What’s been your biggest break, career-wise? “The very first thing that brought me to America was In Treatment, an HBO show that I did when I was 17. From there, I kept auditioning, and slowly continued working.” —MIA WASIKOWSKA

ROONEY MARA

Mayor Bloomberg said that Fashion Week might move to the upcoming Hudson Yards development. What do you think? “I feel like fashion deserves its own house, not a tent that’s disassembled every year. I mean, we are one of the fashion capitals, so let’s have a building!” —COCO ROCHA

AMANDA SEYFRIED

OLIVIA WILDE

What does being a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist mean for these designers? “You know that movie Willy Wonka? And very few chocolate bars have the gold ticket that gets you into the chocolate factory? Getting picked for the Fashion Fund is like getting the gold ticket.” —STEVEN KOLB

VERA WANG

LIYA KEBEDE

Mayor Bloomberg says that Fashion Week is running out of space, and might move to Hudson Yards. “When I became president of the CFDA, I immediately had a meeting with the mayor, and I said, ‘I need space.’ Now he hasn’t forgotten.” —DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

CHLOË MORETZ

CALVIN KLEIN

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? “I’m not. I can make jewelry, but I can’t cook.” —EDDIE BORGO

JENNA LYONS

NICOLE MILLER

What was the biggest break in your design career so far? “When we got to meet Anna, it was huge. It was very, very scary when we met Anna for the first time.” —MARCUS WAINWRIGHT

REBECCA ROMIJN AND JERRY O’CONNELL

KEREN CRAIG

Any advice for the finalists tonight? “Just stay calm and have a glass of wine.” Are you making something for Thanksgiving? “Just the side dish, macaroni and cheese. Very easy. I put truffles on it. Truffles make everything taste better.” —JASON WU

CARLY CUSHNIE AND MICHELLE OCHS

JENNIFER CARPENTER

You were on the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund voting committee for the first time this year. “Yes. It was really intense to be on the other side of it. You know, we won the first CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. I think we were the easiest-going judges of all of them, just because we know how hard it is.” —JACK MCCOLLOUGH

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