In 1997, Peter was recognizd by the CFDA as a rising young talent in their Scholarship Competition. Lord & Taylor reaffirmed his potential in their annual Thimble for his remarkable work. This past June at the American Fashion Awards, Peter was honored with accepting the Lifetime Achievement award on the behalf of Mr. Blass, who could not attend. Peterís breakthrough debut collection, presented in the Fall of 1999 ú met with accolades from buyers and members of the press alike. In fact, he was noted by Vogue as one to watch in their esteemed "Index." His work has also been featued in such publications as WWD, Vogue, Elle, Mirabella, Glamour and Mademoiselle, as well as CNN Style with Elsa Klensch, HBOís Sex & the City, MTV and E!. As a full-fledged member of a new generation of designers, Peter is leading the tradition of Great American Sportswear firmly into the 21st century.