Congrats are in order to the designer Christopher John Rogers as he took home the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund tonight. This award has granted Rogers $400,000 dollars and mentorship with a CFDA member. Participants of the CFDA board include Virgil Abloh, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Carly Cushnie, and more.

The 25-year-old designer is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but, started his career in Brooklyn, NY. His bright colored aesthetic has been seen on celebrities like Michelle Obama, Lizzo, Rihanna, and a long-running list of A-listers. “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,” Rogers wrote on an Instagram post.

Rogers, who is fresh off a stellar NYFW Spring/Summer 2020 collection accepted his award tonight amongst industry insiders and fashion’s elite. “I am so grateful to my parents for giving up so much that allowed me to be here,” said Rogers.

Congrats Christopher John Rogers on winning the 2019 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund!

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