ALL ABOUT BROWNE: Months before Michelle Obama gave Thom Browne the honor of wearing his designs to President Obama’s inauguration Monday, the designer quietly agreed to accept another one — this year’s Pratt Fashion Visionary Award. Browne will pick up his prize April 25 at a double-barreled event. Senior fashion students will show their stuff at the school’s fashion show at Center548 in New York and then a party with Browne will follow at The Top of The Standard.

Previous honorees include Hamish Bowles, Catherine Malandrino, Fern Mallis, Narciso Rodriguez, Carmen Marc Valvo and Diane von Furstenberg.

This story first appeared in the January 24, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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