Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fashion

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young fashion professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.

Professionals in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

Designer — including but not exclusive to womenswear, menswear, textile design, accessories, and other artifacts

Stylist — including editorials, advertising campaigns, and fashion presentations

Makeup/hair artist — truly experimental pushing the breadth of materials used to communicate their narrative of makeup or hair

Image Maker — including fashion photography, film, animation, and illustration

Curator — including exhibitions, presentations, and display through real and/or virtual environment

Writer — fashion writing, including curatorial, journalistic, critical, editorial, and historical

Eligibility Requirements

Selection Process

Online Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Please carefully review the eligibility and application requirements above before starting your application.

If you have any other questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact Phuong Pham, Program Officer, at 212-472-2500 or

  • 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Fashion
    2015 Creative Promise Prizes

    If you have questions regarding the Creative Promise Prizes or application process, please contact us at

  • Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Jessell and Neri Oxman, recipients of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and Design!


    Kudos to the recipients of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise, in Biomedical Science: Spanish-born Dr. Antonio Giraldez, Greek-born Dr. Stavros Lomvardas, and Iranian-born Dr. Pardis Sabeti, and in Design: Iranian-born Yasaman Hashemian, Togolese-born Mansour Ourasanah, and Colombian-born Quilian Riano.



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