Robert Geller was named the winner of GQ's Best New Menswear Designer in America competition for 2009, receiving a cash prize of $50,000 and the opportunity to create a limited-edition capsule collection for Levi's that will be sold on Levi.com and at select Bloomingdale's locations this September. The program is a partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Geller beat out fellow finalists André Benjamin of Benjamin Bixby, Alex Carleton of Rogues Gallery, David Mullen of Save Khaki, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos and Yigal Azrouël. All six finalists were feted at a party at Rockefeller Center on Wednesdsay evening, where each designer outfitted a tableux vivant of top male models in their fall '09 collections.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"