At the beginning of this year, Jiří Kalfař conquered New York. And now Charlene, the Princess of Monaco, has recognized his work. Which other Czech designers have enjoyed a significant international recognition in the past, and how did they deal with the trophy?!
Jiří Kalfař: Princess Charlene Award for approach to creation
As part of Monte Carlo Fashion Week, Jiří Kalfař presented his new luxury collection, which earned him the prestigious prize of Princess Charlene for an innovative and sustainable approach to fashion. The prize was given by Princess Charlene's brother Gareth Wittstock.
“I am honored to have received the Innovation Award 2019 at Monte Carlo Fashion Week under the auspices of H.S.H. Princess Charlene and taken over the prize from Gareth Wittstock, Secretary General of Fondation Princess Charlene, and Rosanna Trinchese, Director of Monte Carlo Fashion Week,” said Jiří Kalfař.
However, he is not the only Czech designer who has won a significant foreign award. Who was equally successful in the past?
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