The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue Magazine have announced the nominees for their 2011 Fashion Fund. One of the most notable nominees is Joseph Altuzarra from Altuzarra, seen at left with model Karolina Kurkova wearing one of his designs at the 2010 Costume Institute Gala. Other nominees include Pamela Love Jewelry, Antonio Azzuolo for A.A., Carlos Campos, Creatures of the Wind, Ohne Titel, Cushnie et Ochs, Fenton/Fallon, Suno and Finn Jewelry.

The winner of the $300,000 design grant and year of industry mentorship will be announced in November. Before that, the designers will create looks for a special design project underwritten by L'Oréal Paris and will participate in a fashion show at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

[Image: Getty; Source: WWD]