Swarovski Award for Womenswear.
The Swarovski Award, which is presented in three categories, includes financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s crystal resources. Breakout star Joseph Altuzarra made a name for himself in New York, but was raised in Paris, where he crafted the aesthetic for his signature body-hugging, show-stopping dresses. The masculine/feminine duality of his designs is echoed in the designs of Prabal Gurung, the man behind Michelle Obama’s Correspondents’ Dinner dress. But perhaps the stand out is Jason Wu, a former Narcisco Rodriguez intern, who has quickly become a favorite to young stars (and the first lady) who love his downtown elegance, clean lines, and festive prints.