"I just think the whole celebrity thing is really tacky. I would never buy something if it had been seen by millions on some actor. My customers are chic women. They don’t care about seeing some celebrity wearing my things. They want it to be exclusive."
-Designer and former CFDA Fashion Fund nominee Gregory Parkinson on the designers needing celebrities to boost their brand.
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On Friday, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced the names of the designers who are in the running for the fund's grand prize of as much as $200,000 and a mentorship from leaders in the fashion industry.
And the finalists are:
Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra
Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager
Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry
The fashion fund will also be awarding two runners up with $50,000 and mentoring as well.
Congrats to the finalists and good luck!!!
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