Christopher John Rogers Takes the Title as 2019 Vogue/CFDAWinner

Christopher John Rogers joins a legacy that includes the likes of Alexander Wang & Proenza Schouler as the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner.

For the past 16 years, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been helping launch talented designers careers’ into full throttle. This time around, our favorite up and coming womenswear designer, Christopher John Rogers, has been announced the winner. 

The 25-year-old Rogers, who reigns in Brooklyn, is recognized for his avant-garde take on evening wear dresses, putting a fun individualist spin on each piece he creates. Rogers’ self-proclaimed big-name fans, such as Rihanna, Michelle Obama, and Lizzo, are featured on his social media pages decked in Roger’s couture, including supermodel Ashley Graham, who co-presented him with the award. 

Roger’s is the grand prize winner of $400,000 and a year of priceless industry mentorship, beating out big names like Danielle Frankel and Lou Dallas. This year’s competition was judged by legendary names such as, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg and Eva Chen, making sure the winner impressed the best. 

Rogers took to his Instagram to let his supporters know how thankful he is by stating, “This is the physical manifestation of the prayers and sacrifices of my forefathers. God, the universe, my family, my TEAM, the judges. Thank you, endlessly.” 

Congrats, Christopher! We can’t wait to see what your future holds.

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