I would be remiss if I didn’t report the good news that Sophie Theallet, one of MO’s favorite designers, won the fashion world's top honors last night: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In addition to pocketing $200,000, she also wins a year of mentoring from Lady M! What? Oh, my mistake; it’s actually a one-year mentorship with fashion professionals to help market, design, and produce her future collections.
Theallet is most famous for designing the table cloth frock that MO wore a few times last summer:
Being fashion forward herself, its only fitting that one of Lady M’s faves won the emerging designer award. I’m betting Ms. Theallet is really pleased that she thought to send over those complimentary frocks that she thought would look so fantastic on MO. Sophie, by the way, was also foresighted enough to use an “all black cast of models for her first runway show” in the fall of 2008.
I’m not so sure she really needs much more mentoring.