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Hamish Bowles to Become a Pratt "Icon"

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    Vogue's dashing European editor-at-large, Hamish Bowles, is set to be honored with Pratt's prestigious Icon award at the school's annual fashion show on April 27.

    It's quite an honor for an editor to be given the award, since in the past several years, awards have gone mostly to designers. Past winners include Catherine Malandrino in 2010, Ralph Rucci in 2009, Carmen Marc Valvo in 2008, Narciso Rodriguez in 2007 and Diane von Furstenberg in 2006.

    Though he's most well-known as the well-heeled front-row representative of Vogue -- he attends a slew of shows every season in New York, Paris, and beyond -- Bowles studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and served as a guest curator for the Met Costume Institute's 2001 exhibition, "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years." He also made cameo appearances as a young David Hockney in Love is the Devil: Study for the Portrait of Francis Bacon and as a courtier in Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.