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11/16/2011 03:19 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Joseph Altuzarra: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner (PHOTOS)


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Last Monday night young designer Joseph Altuzarra was awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award. The prestigious award, received in the past by designers like Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang, includes $300,000 in seed money, as well as guidance from industry heavy-hitters like Diane Von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour. Basically, it means they've been anointed by the fashion elite as talent to be nurtured. Altuzarra, who is Paris-raised and New York-based (and not afraid to don one of his own creations), is known for his confident, sexy designs for the modern woman--no one does a cutout dress or fitted pants the way this young designer does, and celebrities have taken notice. Check out our slideshow below to see some of our favorite celebs in his designs, as well as some recent runway looks. Let us know in the poll who gets your vote.

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