The CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund Hosts "Americans in Paris"
As part of the continued efforts of Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Desigers of America to promote and support fresh US-based design talent, ten former finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have been selected to take part in the second edition of "Americans in Paris." The initiative, which is being underwritten this year by Tommy Hilfiger as it was last, whisks the lucky group to Paris, where they will be fêted by the US Ambassador with an intimate cocktail party, and given access to a showroom space to welcome retailers and buyers who are in town for the Paris Fashion Week. Included among the chosen few are womenswear designer (and former Out Magazine Hot List-er) Prabal Gurung, menswear designer Billy Reid, the boyfriend design duo behind Creatures of the Wind, and the ever-sexy (and sadly, straight) Simon Spurr. Congrats to the lucky group, and may we suggest to make time for some wine, cheese, and a croissant or two while wheeling and dealing in the City of Lights.