Francisco Costa Set To Recieve André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award From SCAD

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FRANCISCO COSTA ANDRE LEON TALLEY AWARD
Andre Leon Talley and Francisco Costa embrace during the Parsons 2009 Fashion Benefit. | Patrick McMullan

Andre Leon Talley is many things--a fashion editor, author, reality show judge and soon-to-be talk show host.

What you might not know is that our favorite robe-wearing fashionisto is also the namesake of a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Savannah College of Art and Design. And this weekend the women’s creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, Francisco Costa, will be the recipient of the 2013 award.

Talley, who holds an honorary doctorate at SCAD and serves on the school's board of trustees, will present Costa with the honor along with SCAD president and co-founder Paula Wallace.

“Francisco Costa’s work at Calvin Klein Collection is elegant and utterly timeless,” Wallace told Savannah Morning News. “It is an honor for SCAD to recognize this icon of American fashion with the 2013 André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award.”

In addition, SCAD will present an exhibit of Costa’s work as well as a moderated conversation with the designer. Costa will discuss his storied career for the event with fashion journalist and Essence's former editor-in-chief, Constance White.

Congrats, Francisco!

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