Scene Last Night: Tom Ford, Wintour at CFDA/Vogue Awards

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Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, actress Julianne Moore, designer Tom Ford and designer Diane von Furstenberg.

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Prize winners Dao-Yi Chow, second from left, and Maxwell Osborne, fourth from left, founders of the label Public School, pose with Brendan Fallis, who has modeled for them, Andrea Diaconu, Alan Mak, and Victor Cruz. Close

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Giancarlo Giammetti, who's spent the past week being feted by Graydon Carter and others for his new book "Private: Giancarlo Giammetti," which retails for $250, and Valentino Garavani. Close

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Katherine Ross, designer Juan Carlos Obando and actress Condola Rashad. Close

Katherine Ross, designer Juan Carlos Obando and actress Condola Rashad.

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Designer Lisa Perry, hedge-fund manager Richard Perry, Jill Collage of Dualstar Entertainment Group, and Ashley Olsen. Close

Designer Lisa Perry, hedge-fund manager Richard Perry, Jill Collage of Dualstar Entertainment Group, and Ashley Olsen.

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Designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie, of Cushnie Et Ochs, with Steve Kolb, executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Close

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Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, and singer-producer Maxwell, in Paul Smith. Close

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, and singer-producer Maxwell, in Paul Smith.

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Lizzie Tisch, Marina Rust and Dylan Lauren. Close

Lizzie Tisch, Marina Rust and Dylan Lauren.

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Designer Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo, and designer Kenneth Cole. Close

Designer Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo, and designer Kenneth Cole.

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Taylor Schilling, star of "Orange Is the New Black," with designer Thakoon Panichgul and Eva Chen, editor of Lucky Magazine. Close

Taylor Schilling, star of "Orange Is the New Black," with designer Thakoon Panichgul and Eva Chen, editor of Lucky Magazine.

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Zac Posen and muse and model Crystal Renn departing. Close

Zac Posen and muse and model Crystal Renn departing.

Menswear designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne last night won the 2013 Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund prize.

The founders of the brand Public School, who make fitted flannel shirts, sweatshirt trousers and asymmetrical suiting, will receive $300,000 and one year of mentoring.

Women’s evening-wear designer Juan Carlos Obando, who brought Condola Rashad as his date, and Marc Alary, who left Marc Jacobs to create his own jewelry line of zebra and monkey rings and earrings, were runners-up. They will receive $100,000 each, plus mentoring.

The night began with black SUVs pulling up on a narrow cobblestone street to Spring Studios in TriBeCa, depositing almost 400 guests, among them Aerin Lauder, Taylor Schilling, Alexander Wang and Amar’e Stoudemire, in a November-appropriate wool cap.

“I’m a fan,” hedge-fund manager Richard Perry told Ashley Olsen of the Row before they took their seats in a room all white except for pink tablecloths and red flowers. Dinner was chicken pot pie.

Anna Wintour kicked off the presentation at around 9, noting the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, now in its 10th year, was “born out of a moment of great adversity after 9/11.” It has made $3.8 million in grants to date.

Julianne Moore, in a glittering red Tom Ford dress -- think Dorothy’s ruby slippers -- introduced Ford, who told of white-water rafting in Idaho with Moore and running into a clothed Wintour on a nude beach in St. Barts

Kiss Goodbye

“I leaned in to kiss her goodbye and I realized, ‘Oh my God, I am absolutely naked,’” Ford said. “It was like that dream in high school.”

“Never sell a controlling interest in your name,” advised Ford.

Baz Luhrmann introduced a film about Wintour in which Seth Meyers says, “I was in a street fight once, outmanned 10 to 1 when, all the sudden, Anna shows up.”

“Baz, you are such trouble tonight,” Wintour said afterward. “I think we should now put our finalists out of their misery.” Ford and Moore did the honors.

“To the love of my life, thank you for letting me use your credit card,” said runner-up Obando.

“We’ve been sitting next to Tommy Hilfiger tonight,” said Osborne of the winning Public School. “Ten years ago, I worked at his first store. This is beyond what we can think of at this point.”

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

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To contact the reporter on this story: Amanda Gordon in New York at agordon01@bloomberg.net

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