NEW YORK — In the midst of what is shaping up to be a banner year, Thom Browne was honored Thursday night with this year’s Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Thom Browne ensemble for Inauguration Day and the designer staged his first full-fledged women’s runway show earlier this year. But Thursday’s honor, which Hamish Bowles presented, was right up there with the year’s achievements, according to Browne.
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?"