Mango reveals Fashion Awards winner

Monday, 04 May 2009
Mango Fashion AwardsThe winner of the second edition of the el Botón-Mango Fashion Awards is revealed as South-Korean Lee Jean Youn. He received 300,000 euros in prize money, the largest sum offered to date in a competition of this kind. Like the other finalists, the winner, Lee Jean Youn, had five months to create a collection of 10 outfits especially for the event. The other finalists included: Jean Pierre Braganza (United Kingdom), Josh Goot (Australia) and Peter Pilotto (United Kingdom) as well as other international names.

Mango Fashion AwardsThe jury, chaired by Oscar de la Renta, was made up of key figures from the fashion world, including: Nina Garcia, Director of Marie Claire US; Laura Larbalestier, Buyer Designer Womenswear at Selfridges; Spanish model Verónica Blume; American model and actress Jerry Hall; the winners of the first edition of the awards, Sandrina Fasoli & Michaël Marson; Isak Andic, the Chairman of Mango; and Damián Sánchez, Managing Partner and Creative Director of the firm.

During the award ceremony of the el Botón-Mango Fashion Awards, the finalist’s collections were presented on the catwalk followed by the Botón de Oro lifetime achievement award was presented to Oscar de la Renta. As the finale to the evening, the guests viewed the presentation of the Mango Autumn/Winter ‘09 collection. The event was also attended by Riley Keough, the model and granddaughter of Elvis Presley, the model and sister of Laetitia Casta, Marie-Ange Casta, the actor and son of Jeremy Irons, Max Irons, model of the moment Daisy Lowe, the DJ Leight Lezark, and the singer and sister of Beyoncé, Solange Knowles.

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