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Sophie Theallet, Michelle Obama Favorite, Wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Designer Sophie Theallet took home one of the fashion world's top honors on Monday night: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, pocketing $200,000 and a year of mentoring.

Theallet, a French transplant, has been worn by Michelle Obama several times in the past year. (See below.) In 2008 Theallet made news by casting an all-black cast of models for her first runway show at a time when models of any color are still few and far between.

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Below, designer Alber Elbaz and actress Nicole Kidman present Theallet with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award on Monday night in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Vogue)
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Michelle Obama in Sophie Theallet on April 28th:
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Michelle Obama in Sophie Theallet in Ghana on July 11th:
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