Pictured above is GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson and, of course, you know Andre Benjamin. Last night was the GQ & CFDA 2009 ‘Best New Menswear Designers’ Party at Eres boutique at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The other five finalists included Rogues Gallery, Shipley & Halmos, Save Khaki, Robert Geller and Yigal Azrouël.
Unfortunately, Thom Browne, American menswear designer; Steve Evans, the Levi’s brand VP of merchandising; Kevin Harter, Bloomingdale’s VP of fashion direction; Steven Kolb, CFDA executive director; Jim Moore, GQ creative director; and Jim Nelson selected Robert Geller as the 2009 winner. I love Rob's work, but I was really pulling for Dre.