Fashion Profile: The CFDA

What is the CFDA? Does anyone acutally know what their initals stand for? I sure didn’t until about a year ago. In case you’re wondering the CFDA stands for council of Fashion Designers of America, and accourding to their twitter byline they’re “a not-for-profit trade association of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers.” Basically, they’re a council who are looking to award up-and-coming designers to help them launch their career (or further their career).

The CFDA was founded by Eleanor Lambert, who originally came from the world of art in the 1920-30s, though it wasn’t until 1962 that she created the CFDA. When she passed away in 2003, an award was created in her memory that celebrates an individual(s) for their contribution to the fashion world.

Currently Diane von Furstenberg is the president of the CFDA, and has been since 2006. Some of the biggest names in fashion are a part of the CFDA, and many of them sit on the Board of Directors, such as: Michael Kors (the VP), Vera Wang (General Secretary), Tory Burch, Kenneth Cole, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and even Ralph Lauren.

If you want to check out their website, or if you want to learn even more about them  you can check out their  twitter, facebook, pinterest and even a tumblr!

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