Emmanuelle Alt served on the jury for the prestigious ANDAM prize this year and the winner is... Anthony Vaccarello. The 31 year old Belgian is known for his little black dresses, minimalist and sexy. As testament to his burgeoning talent, he was invited by Vogue Paris to show his collection at their Petit Salon Des Jeunes Créateurs at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris last March. How does Vaccarello plan to use his prize money? In his words: “I want to continue to grow, to become more grand... To produce more pieces, especially show pieces... I like the idea of keeping it small, but maybe more light.” Other designers in the running for the €200,000 prize were Iku Furudate and Kaito Hori (Commuun), Adam Kimmel, Jeremy Laing, Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding (Palmer/Harding), and Yiqing Yin. Among the fashion professionals comprising the jury were Pierre Bergé; Hilary Alexander, fashion director for the Telegraph; Sarah Lerfel, Colette; and Humberto Leon, Opening Ceremony.
Anthony Vaccarello photographs courtesy of anthonyvaccarello.blogspot.com.