In what’s quickly becoming our favorite part of the various traditions sprouting up around the relatively new CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, the style bible has released a fine — if a bit mannered — Norman Jean Roy editorial featuring the various nominees pictured alongside their designs. Sure, it’s no big deal to see Waris hanging out with Angela Lindvall (a trip to the Bowery might yield that anyways). But Natalie Chanin lounging next to Karlie Kloss looking like an antebellum Bedouin in Alabama Chanin? Simon Spurr posing with his pooch, Apollo? Shoemaker George Esquivel lending his dapper wing tips to incredible singer Janelle Monáe? Why, it’s all just too much fun, and, considering the high, high stakes involved in the awarding of the Fashion Fund grants, rather sweet.
Top Ten [Vogue]