By  on February 12, 2009

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 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.

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