Get up close and personal with the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists in an exclusive video, now live on VOGUE.com. The finalists speak candidly about how fashion has shaped their lives, what it means to be a Fashion Fund finalist and what they would do if they won. The winner will be announced in NYC on November 16.
“Growing up in Orange County, we couldn’t afford the cool shoes,” says finalist, George Esquivel of Esquivel Shoes. “We always had the fakes, or not even shoes…it was just hand me downs from cousins or something like that…and I just kind of fell into shoes.”
“If I won, I would call my mom,” says finalist Wayne Lee of Wayne. “She has never really felt that this is what I should do and it would be very good news to let her know that hey, I got there, and this is where I’m gonna go.”