Emmanuelle Alt was one of the twenty-four jurors for this year's ANDAM Fashion Award which went to Julien David while Pièce d'Anarchive won the prize for "First Collection." Each year the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM) organizes a group of fashion professionals to choose six finalists that they deem worthy of the prestigious award with the aim to help emerging talent find independence. Also among the panel of jurors for 2012 were Pierre Bergé, Pamela Golbin, Humberto Leon, Virginie Mouzat, and Jean-Jacques Picart. David, who worked with Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren prior to launching his own line, wins a grant of €230,000 and sponsorship by Pierre-Yves Roussel, the CEO for LVMH's fashion division. The creators of Pièce d'Anarchive, sisters Priscilla and Deborah Royer and Virginie Muys, received a grant of €60,000. The other designers nominated for the award were Cédric Charlier, Vika Gazinskaya, Calla Haynes, Thomas Tait, and Nicolas Andreas Taralis. Past winners of the ANDAM prize include Giles Deacon, Gareth Pugh, Hakaan Yildirim, and Anthony Vaccarello.
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