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Behind-the-Scenes: 2011 Dorchester Prize

Watch the it-list of judges narrow down the exclusive short list

2011 Dorechester Prize

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2011 Dorechester Prize

Photo Courtesy of the Dorechester Prize

2011 Dorechester Prize

Photo Courtesy of the Dorechester Prize

2011 Dorechester Prize

Photo Courtesy of the Dorechester Prize

2011 Dorechester Prize

Photo Courtesy of the Dorechester Prize

2011 Dorechester Prize

Photo Courtesy of the Dorechester Prize

What does it take to win one of fashion’s top prizes? Last night in New York City, a panel of top editors, influencers and designers such as Calvin Klein’s Fransisco Costa announced the Dorchester Collection’s short list for the annual fashion competition. “What’s fantastic was that the judges discovered new talent,” said chairwoman Bronwyn Cosgrave. Indeed, last year Montreal’s own Thomas Tait won. The young designer, 21, is now the talk of London and was given the Fashion Star spotlight in our July issue. So who will be the next name to know? Watch this space for the winner, to be announced in the fall.

Watch Now:  Go behind-the-scenes and see this year’s exciting deliberations.