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CFDA board approves Tom Ford as chairman

23
Mar '19
Tom Ford; Pic: CFDA
Tom Ford; Pic: CFDA
The board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has given permission for the appointment of the well-known fashion designer Tom Ford as its next chairman, effective June 2019. Ford will succeed Diane von Furstenberg, CFDA's current chairwoman. Furstenberg was named president of the CFDA in 2006 and became chairwoman in 2015.

"I have had the privilege of being a member of the American Fashion community for many years and have experienced what the CFDA does for its members and the industry as a whole. Having lived and worked in each of the global fashion capitals of the world, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the voice of American Fashion and its designers.  As the chairman, I look forward to continuing the incredible work Diane has done over the last 13 years. Diane is a true force and her contribution to the CFDA and to American fashion is immeasurable. We all owe her a great deal," Ford said.

Ford, who began his career as a design assistant for CFDA Member Cathy Hardwick, has been a member of the CFDA since 2000. He has won a total of seven CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year (2015, 2008), Womenswear Designer of the Year (2001), Accessory Designer of the Year (2002), Board of Director's Tribute (2004), International Designer of the Year (1995), and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). Ford has shown his collections in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

"I am so excited that Tom Ford has agreed to come and lead the CFDA. American Fashion could not wish for a better visionary to further grow its impact in the global landscape. Tom is a role model for all of us, and we are very lucky to have him as the next Chairman of the CFDA," Furstenberg said.

"Furstenberg has been an incredible partner who helped build CFDA into a world class organisation," CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb said. "I'm excited to now work with Tom to further strengthen the organisation and support American designers with new creative and business opportunities." (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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