Ashley Graham and 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Christopher John Rogers
Who said a career in fashion was all work and no play? For up-and-comers in the industry, last night marked a colossal moment in their careers as Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) presented the 2019 Fashion Fund Awards ceremony in Downtown Manhattan.
After an intense year of business strategizing, pitching, and designing for a panel of judges (including tastemakers such as Eva Chen, model Paloma Elsesser, former CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, and of course, the inimitable Anna Wintour), designer Christopher John Rogers took home the highly coveted $400,000 prize, along with a year of mentorship from a CFDA member. If you aren't already familiar with Rogers's work, odds are you will be soon. Past winners include Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and Pyer Moss.
Below, take a look at familiar faces from the fashion set and see what they wore to celebrate one of the industry's most rewarding nights.
WHO: Gigi Hadid WEAR: Dion Lee dress
WHO: Jameela Jamil WEAR: Christopher John Rogers dress