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					                    ANNUAL REPORT 2009
    The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.
    (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose
    membership consists of more than 340 of America’s
    foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and
    accessory designers. CFDA membership is by
    invitation only. Founded in 1962, the CFDA’s initial
    goals were, and still are: “To further the position of
    fashion design as a recognized branch of American art
    and culture, to advance its artistic and professional
    standards, to establish and maintain a code of ethics
    and practices of mutual benefit in professional,
    public, and trade relations, and to promote and
    improve public understanding and appreciation of the
    fashion arts through leadership in quality and taste.”
    The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit
    organization, which was organized to raise funds
    for charity and industry activities.


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    LET TER fROm pRES idENT aNd E xECuT ivE diRECTOR

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        >Looking back at 2009, we can all agree                    setting. A proper stage allowed us to finally have
        it was a very chaotic year. The recession transformed      live fashion featuring the work of the very talented
        the fashion industry like nothing we have seen             Anna Sui, the recipient of the Geoffrey Beene
        in recent history. And it was important we react           Lifetime Achievement Award.
        as a community and stand strong as a family.                  The creation of Fashion Night’s Out to stimulate
           The CFDA continued on its path of supporting            business was an overwhelming success. It took
        American fashion designers, offering advice and            the city by storm in a way none of us could have ever
        support. In the summer, a Town Hall meeting was            imagined. We are so grateful to Anna Wintour for
        convened by the CFDA for designers, retailers and          her brilliant idea and Mayor Bloomberg and all the
        journalists, at which we discussed and strategized         retailers for their leadership.
        the relevance of fashion shows, timing of deliveries,         Education remained a priority with the launch
        discounting and the impact of technology.                  of the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship. We are
           In the fall we furthered these conversations as part    honored to have the support of Art Ortenberg and
        of Fashion.NYC.2020, joining with the city and other       share his commitment in honoring the work of Liz.
        industry stakeholders to plan efforts to strengthen        We are also honored to have the continued support of
        New York’s fashion/retail sector over the next decade.     Tom Hutton in the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship
           The CFDA maintained a full schedule of programs         and Amy Astley and Target in the CFDA/Teen Vogue
        and initiatives otherwise. All of them are outlined        Scholarship. Their help is so important as we continue
        in the following pages but we would be remiss not          to prepare students for their future work as designers.
        to give special attention to some of the highlights.          Our Professional Development programs continue
           The CFDA Fashion Awards were once again                 to be a very prominent part of our mission. Now in its
        sponsored by Swarovski and supported by our great          6th year, the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund continued
        friend Nadja Swarovski. For the first time the event       to champion and mentor new talent, and has become
        was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, enabling   a defining initiative and influence around the globe.
        us to accommodate more guests in a more relaxed            New to our efforts and under the leadership of

                                      STEvEN kOLB
                                            E x ECuT ivE di RECTOR

Lisa Smilor, the CFDA Fashion Incubator was              partner in a study that will guide city policy on land
established in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg,         use and zoning by creating a compelling and feasible
the New York City Economic Development                   vision for the role of creative industries in New York.
Corporation and Newmark Holdings. Twelve studio             Protecting the intellectual property rights of
spaces will be made available in 2010 to eligible        designers remained a priority. We continued to
designers to help grow and sustain their businesses      work with industry groups and elected officials
while providing them with educational support            in Washington to strengthen the language of the
and access to essential resources.                       Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA), bringing
   Two new books were published with Assouline.          this much-needed law closer to reality.
American Fashion Cookbook quickly became one of             Most important of all is the addition of 31 new
Assouline’s all-time bestsellers and American Fashion    Members into the CFDA family. Our ranks continue
Menswear was a great tribute to menswear designers       to increase both in numbers and diversity of talent.
in this country. And thanks to our partnership with      With a total of 340 active designers, the success and
GQ on the Best News Menswear program, we further         growth of American fashion comes from our collective
highlighted six menswear designers to watch.             goals—and we pledge to continue our work for each
   To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Fashion        and every one of you.
Targets Breast Cancer, we teamed up with QVC on
Designer Charms for Charity, and as part of the CFDA     Diane and Steven
Health Initiative we continued our outreach on the
well-being of models by creating a small collection
of merchandise promoting “Health is Beauty.”
   A dedicated group of designers, led by Yeohlee Teng
and Nanette Lepore, rallied for and lobbied on behalf
of the Garment District and it was an honor for the
CFDA to have been selected by the Design Trust as a

340 Of amERiCa’S fOREmOST wOmENSwEaR,
BuSiNESSES aRE BaSEd pRimaRiLy iN ThE uNiTEd
mEETS TO REviEw CaNdidaTES’ appLiCaTiONS
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affiRmaTivE vOTE By ThE BOaRd iS REquiREd

    mEmBERShip admiSS iON O f NEw mEmBERS

    10.21.09 The 31 new members were greeted by Diane von Furstenberg and the
    entire CFDA membership with warm words of welcome and a champagne toast.
    The intimate crowd of designers, editors, retailers and stylists mingled against the
    backdrop of the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant while getting to know the inductees.

    1 Steven Kolb; 2 tim Hamilton; 3 lyn Devon; 4 maria Pinto; 5 CHriStoPHer Kunz; 6 Julian niCColini
    (tHe Four SeaSonS reStaurant Co-owner anD HoSt oF tHe Party); 7 Kevin Carrigan; 8 SuSie CHo;
    9 niCHolaS Kunz; 10 Jenna lyonS; 11 alexanDer wang; 12 Diane von FurStenberg; 13 Simon SPurr;
    14 DeboraH lloyD; 15 DaiKi SuzuKi; 16 albertuS SwanePoel; 17 JoHn PatriCK; 18 alex von biDDer (tHe Four
    SeaSonS reStaurant Co-owner anD HoSt oF tHe Party); 19 SteFan milJaniCH; 20 marCella linDeberg
    21 Koi Suwannagate; 22 Stan Herman; 23 JoHan linDeberg; 24 mary-Kate olSen; 25 CHriS benz;
    26 aSHley olSen; 27 Jill Platner; 28 irene neuwirtH; 29 aleJanDro ingelmo

                  ThE NEw
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                                                                                                                ThE SELECTiON
                                                                                                                Of 31 NEw mEmBERS,

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    Chris Benz Chris Benz                                  Kevin Carrigan Kevin Carrigan                      susie Cho Inhabit
    Growing up in Seattle in the early 90’s,               Kevin Carrigan serves as the Creative Director     Susie Cho graduated from Rhode Island
    Chris Benz spent time in his grandmother’s             of the ck CALVIN KLEIN and CALVIN KLEIN            School of Design in 1993 and then quickly
    attic carefully sorting through antique                labels and is responsible for setting the          went to work as an Assistant Designer at
    jewelry and fifties-era dolls. Chris                   direction of the global design aesthetic for       Armani Exchange. From 1997 to 1999,
    arrived in New York City at the age of                 the ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein men’s         Cho worked as a consultant/freelancer for
    17 to study at Parsons School of Design.               and women’s sportswear businesses, as well         designers such as John Bartlett, Jussara
    He graduated in 2004, winning a CFDA                   as the men’s and women’s wholesale and             Lee, Coleridge, Pamela Dennis, Philip, Pixie
    Scholarship Award in 2003. While at                    retail lines, which are produced by licensing      Yates, and DKNY. In 1999, Susie joined the
    Parsons, Benz interned with Marc Jacobs.               partners. Kevin also oversees the design           team of Susan Lazar as the head designer for
    After graduation, Chris joined the J.Crew              direction of additional licensed product           Sportswear. From 2002-2003, she served as
    team as a Designer of Dresses and                      categories, including jeans, coats, dresses,       head designer at TSESAY before becoming
    Special Occasion. Chris Benz has built a               socks and hosiery, handkerchiefs, ties, and        a knitwear consultant for DKNY Jeans and
    solid reputation for himself as a designer             umbrellas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree      Michael Kors. In 2003, Susie founded and
    who can take specific historical points                from Ravenbourne College of Design and             became the Creative Director of INHABIT.
    of reference and make them thoroughly                  Communication, and a Masters of Art degree         The success of her women’s line prompted the
    apropos for today’s girls-about-town.                  in Fashion Design from the Royal College           launch of a men’s collection in the fall of 2005.
    The look is slouchy but feminine, sporty               of Art and Design in London. Kevin joined          INHABIT is noted for its superior materials and
    but put-together. Unexpected color,                    Calvin Klein in 1998 as a Design Director for      artisanal detail and focuses on explorations
    mix-and-match silk jacquard, and quirky                ck Women’s. In 2002, he was promoted to            of fit and proportion that are attuned to the
    details prevail in his collections.                    Design Direction—ck Men’s and Women’s.             lines, volumes, and movement of the body.

Lyn Devon Lyn Devon                                       .
                                                  Talents” Most recently, she was awarded          tim hamiLton Tim Hamilton
Born and raised in Manhattan, Lyn Devon           the prestigious Ecco Domani Fashion              Tim Hamilton founded his men’s label
completed a course of study at Parsons            Foundation Award for Womenswear.                 in 2007. For Fall 2009, Tim launched a
School of Design, after graduating from                                                            women’s collection which debuted in
Brown University in 2002. After working as        erin Fetherston Erin Fetherston                  Paris during Fashion Week. He has risen
an intern for Zac Posen, she joined Ralph         Erin Fetherston grew up in Piedmont,             to become a leading voice of American
Lauren, where she designed women’s Ready-         California and attended UC Berkeley. After       menswear’s new guard. Hamilton
to-Wear. While at Ralph Lauren, Lyn also          graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts       credits his unusual biography—he was
began designing and producing her own line        degree, she headed to France where she           born in Iowa to a Lebanese mother
of custom clothing out of her living room for a   studied fashion and attended Parsons School      and an American-English father—and
small, private clientele. Working one-one-one     of Design in Paris. In January 2005, she         extensive design background with
with clients enabled Devon to further cultivate   debuted her eponymous collection during the      guiding his unique design philosophy.
her design philosophy and creative process.       Haute Couture shows in Paris. Soon there-        Hamilton is not only concerned about
   In 2005, Lyn launched her eponymous            after, Erin shifted her focus to ready-to-wear   clothes, but the energy and convictions
label and showed her first collection in New      and moved from Paris to New York City.           he wants them to relay. His design
York that September. In January 2007, she         In November 2007, Erin was selected to design    studio is based in New York but he sells
was named a “Rising Star” in Womenswear           a Go International line for Target. In 2007,     to stores throughout the US, Europe
Design by Fashion Group International.            she was a recipient of an Ecco Domani Fashion    and Asia. He has been nominated three
Following the debut of her Fall/Winter 2008       Foundation Award for emerging designers.         times (2007, 2008 and 2009) for the
collection, named Lyn Devon             That same year, Erin was also named a finalist   CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear.
one of the “The Season’s Most Promising           for the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund.                 He took home the award in 2009.

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    Christina anD swaim hutson                      As a result, Swaim and his wife Christina      aLejanDro ingeLmo
    Hutson                                          decided to re-launch OBEDIENT SONS             Alejandro Ingelmo
    Christina Hutson’s fashion background           in 2007 with a more tailored platform.         Alejandro Ingelmo is a fourth generation shoe
    includes more than a decade of                     Building on the success of their menswear   designer. Alejandro is continually inspired by
    experience working conceptual direction         line, Swaim and Christina launched a           his great-grandfather, Calzados, who began
    and consultancy for brands such as              women’s collection for Fall 2008, aptly        as a cobbler in Salamanca, Spain, and later
    Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret.      named Daughters and began showing              established Ingelmo shoes.
       After several years in the fashion           both OBEDIENT SONS AND DAUGHTERS                  Born and raised in Miami, Alejandro moved
    industry, working as a design assistant and     together during New York Fashion Week.         to New York to study at Parsons School of
    various production management positions,           After the company’s unexpected closure      Design to achieve his goal of developing and
    Swaim Hutson started OBEDIENT SONS              (due to on-going complications with their      expanding his great-grandfather’s business.
    in California in late 2001. The label started   investor) Swaim and Christina Hutson were      His collections feature shoes that are feminine
    out with a sportswear focus and quickly         able to launch their new brand, Hutson,        and erotic in look, that take the modern
    became popular within the Japanese              for Fall 2009. Their new collection consists   woman from the office to parties and even the
    market. Swaim relocated to New York in          of both men’s and women’s handmade             beach. He also designs a collection of Men’s
    2003 and continued his one-man operation        tailored clothing and thus far has gained                             ,
                                                                                                   shoes and “sneakers” and holds a consulting
    until finally securing an investor in 2006.     strong reviews.                                position with an internationally recognized
                                                                                                   accessories brand. Alejandro was named a
                                                                                 Kevin Carrigan,   CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund finalist in 2009
                                                                                 DeboraH lloyD,
                                                                                    Simon SPurr
                                                                                                   and this year, he was nominated for the 2009
                                                                                                   Swarovski CFDA Award for Accessory Design.
                                                                                                   Christopher anD niChoLas Kunz
                                                                                                   Nicholas k
                                                                                                   After holding several positions in both the
                                                                                                   men’s and women’s departments of DKNY,
                                                                                                   Coach, John Varvatos, and Nautica, and
                                                                                                   consulting for Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph
                                                                                                   Lauren, and Calvin Klein, Nicholas Kunz
                                                                                                   co-founded the Nicholas K line with her
                                                                                                   brother Christopher Kunz in 2003. The line
                                                                                                   features both men’s and women’s knitwear.
                                                                                                   Although he has had no formal training
                                                                                                   in fashion, Christopher focuses on the
                                                                                                   menswear line, even serving as muse and
                                                                                                   inspiration. Nicholas, on the other hand,
                                                                                                   studied at Fashion Institute of Technology
                                                                                                   before graduating from the Polimoda School
                                                                                                   of Design in Florence, Italy in 1995.
                                                                                                   johan LinDeBerg anD marCeLLa
                                                                                                   Paris 68
                                                                                                   Johan launched his brand J.Lindeberg during
                                                                                                   the summer of 1996, in Stockholm and New
                                                                                                   York simultaneously. Two parallel offices
                                                                                                   were assembled, one in Stockholm’s port
                                                                                                   district and one on 57th Street in New York.
                                                                                                   The first design concept was called “21st
                                          DaiKi                                                    Century Lifestyle” and debuted in New York
                                          Swaim                                                    during the Fall/Winter 1997 Fashion Week.
                                          HutSon                                                   Johan was always interested with the idea of
                                                                                                   transforming elements from high fashion
                                                                                                   and “active” sports apparel into sportswear.
                                                                                                   In 2002 Johan Lindeberg and his wife
                                                                                                   Marcella, relocated to London and shortly
                                                                                                   thereafter the first women’s collection was
                                                                                                   revealed under the supervision of Marcella.
                                                                                                   J.Lindeberg also presented a full denim
                                                                                                   concept for both men and women. The most
                                                                                                   recent complement to the J.Lindeberg team
                                                                                                   is their new relationship with the brand
                                                                                                   William Rast; both Marcella and Johan will be
                                                                                                   designing for the label.

                      DaviD rubenStein,                                                            DeBorah LLoyD Kate Spade
                    aleJanDro ingelmo,                                                             A graduate of Ravensbourne College of Art
                         raFe totengCo
                                                                                                   and Design (1986) and a masters graduate
                                                                                                   of the Royal College of Art (1988), Deborah
                                                                                                   worked at a variety of design houses in Italy,


                                                                       mary-Kate olSen,
                                                                       aSHley olSen

Paris and London after finishing school.           changed her career. She wanted to use          Town & Country, W, and Elle. In June 2006,
Later Lloyd joined Burberry London as VP           strong color and sharp shapes—and              Irene was the recipient of the coveted
of Women’s Design, where she was charged           in 1984 she introduced her handmade,           Town & Country Couture Design Editors’
with the redevelopment of the brand—               hand-dyed “fluorescent” lace bras.             Choice Award at the Couture Jewelry
identifying core classics while modernizing        In 2005, she opened a studio on                Collection & Conference and in July of
and creating a successful new design               15th Street, which operates as a store,        2008 she was selected as a finalist for
direction in order to create a highly profitable   design studio, and manufacturing space.        the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund.
commercial business. In late 2001, she left
Burberry to become the SVP of Design and           steFan miLjaniCh Gilded Age                    ashLey anD mary-Kate oLsen
Product Development at Banana Republic in          After receiving his Bachelor of Arts           The Row and Elizabeth and James
New York, where she was promoted to EVP            degree in Fashion Design and Fashion           Moving away from their careers as
in 2003. In late 2007, Deborah joined the          Merchandising from The American                actresses, both Mary Kate and Ashley
Kate Spade team as the Co-President and            College in London, Stefan was the head         have recently moved forward in the fashion
Creative Director. In the two years she has        designer for Men’s outerwear at Starter        industry. As young girls, they had
been at Kate Spade, Deborah has designed           Sportswear. After stints at Tommy Hilfiger,    a clothing and beauty line in Wal-Mart
and launched the Kate Spade New York               Calvin Klein, Swiss Army, Banana Republic,     stores across America for girls ages 4-14.
Jewelry, RTW, and Legwear collections.             and Abercrombie & Fitch, he established        In a more mature fashion project, Ashley
                                                   a high-end, casual luxury menswear             and her sister have since launched
jenna Lyons J.Crew                                 brand—Gilded Age, which derives                THE ROW, a high-end fashion line inspired
After graduating from Parsons in 1990,             inspiration from old New York. The brand       by London’s Savile Row. The line is a direct
Jenna held a brief internship at Donna             utilizes organic materials, natural dyes and   reflection of their personal style. Ashley
Karan before joining J.CREW as an assistant        natural and artisanal fabrics reminiscent      and Mary-Kate continued their expansion
designer. She still remains at J.CREW after        of an era that predates mass production.       in the fashion industry with the Fall 2007
15 years. Having held a variety of positions                                                      launch of ELIZABETH & JAMES, their
within the company, Jenna was promoted             irene neuwirth Irene Neuwirth                  contemporary collection, which is inspired
to SVP of Women’s Design in 2005, and has          Founded in 2000, Irene’s namesake              by many of their unique vintage finds
served as Creative Director of J.CREW since        company has emerged as a leading jewelry       and pieces in their personal wardrobes.
2007. In the world of mass-brand fashion,          brand in the US, recognized by its uniquely    They plan to expand both labels to include
Jenna intuits where America’s ever-shifting        modern and sophisticated designs.              menswear by Fall 2009.
fashion culture is going next, and what               When Irene began designing jewelry in
women will want from it. When Mickey               her early twenties, she became inundated       john patriCK Organic
Drexler became the CEO of J.CREW in 2002,          with requests to purchase her one-of-a kind    ORGANIC, John Patrick’s ethically produced
he relied on Jenna to oversee the design           pieces. In 2000, she showed a small            and sustainable line defies the “crunch
makeover of the J.CREW brand.                      collection to a buyer at Barneys New York,     conception” of how a “green” collection is
                                                   who placed a significant order on the spot.    expected to look. He designs and works
DeBorah marquit                                    Only one year after selling at Barneys,        from an abandoned warehouse in Albany,
Deborah Marquit                                    Irene ranked among the store’s top-selling     New York, and produces most of the line the
After graduating from Parsons School of            jewelry lines, a position maintained to        United States. When John Patrick launched
Design, Deborah started her career as a            this day. Her creations have garnered          ORGANIC in 2004, the conscious clothing
staff fashion illustrator at WWD for seven         tremendous editorial attention and are         market was a lonely place, so Patrick went
years. After growing restless and coming up        featured consistently in such publications     ahead and innovated the supply chain
with a more diverse vision for herself she         as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle,            that he required, essentially from scratch.

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                                                                          angel SanCHez,
                                                                          maria Pinto

                                                        niCHolaS Kunz,
                                                     miCHael SmalDone

     He established organic fields in the jungles   jiLL pLatner Jill Platner                        bracelets, rings and cufflinks, based on the
     of Peru, and educated factories all over the   Jill Platner was raised in rural Massachusetts   three monkeys representing Hear No Evil,
     world in the process required to mill the      and spent most of her formative years            See No Evil, and Speak No Evil.
     crop into fibers suitable for his city-sleek   outdoors, soaking up the wonders of nature.
     apparel. In the Fall/Winter 2008 collection,   She came to New York City to attend              miChaeL smaLDone Talbots
     Patrick seized sustainable luxury’s Holy       Parsons School of Design, finding another        Michael Smaldone joined Talbots, Inc.
     Grail—introducing embroidered coats and        source of inspiration in the urban chaos         as Chief Creative Officer for the brand in
     jackets made of organic Vermont wool.          and the rich diversity of faces. Jill chanced    December 2007. In this newly created
     In 2008 John Patrick was named a finalist      upon her true calling when she took a            role, Michael is responsible for developing
     for the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund.               metalworking class.                              a cohesive look and design process for
                                                        At Jill Platner’s store, which opened on     all concepts under the Talbots brand.
     maria pinto Maria Pinto                        Crosby Street in 1999, she can often be          Additionally, he ensures this look is
     An alumna of Chicago’s School of the Art       found in the downstairs workroom, where          consistently and seamlessly expressed
     Institute, Maria Pinto majored in fine art     she oversees a small hive of industry and        in merchandise, displays, catalogs and
     with a focus in fashion, and later attended    creativity that represents the progress          other customer-facing collateral. Prior to
     both New York’s Parsons School of Design       she has made since she sold her thesis           joining the Talbots, Michael served as SVP
     and the Fashion Institute of Technology.       collection to Barneys in 1992. What has not      of Design for Ann Taylor from September
     Soon after finishing school, Maria landed      changed is the passion that informs every        2003 until December 2007. He also held
     a coveted position working for legendary       element, the joy of creation and the desire      senior leadership roles in design at Anne
     designer Geoffrey Beene. It was there that     to continually evolve her body of work.          Klein and Elie Tahari.
     Pinto learned the importance of attention
     to detail, the techniques of draping, and      Lorraine sChwartz                                simon spurr Spurr
     the art of editing.                            Lorraine Schwartz                                Simon Spurr graduated with honors from
        Maria’s luxurious women’s accessories       Lorraine Schwartz’s love of diamonds             Middlesex University in London in 1996
     collection debuted at Bergdorf Goodman         began as a child. As the granddaughter           with a B.A. in Men’s fashion design. Simon
     in 1991, after being ‘discovered’ by then-     of one of the world’s leading diamond            has over 12 years of experience in design
     company president Dawn Mello. It was this      manufacturers, she learned early on about        and product development, specializing in
     initial success that gave her the confidence   the intricate aspects of gemstones and           the men’s luxury market. From 1998-2001,
     to expand into eveningwear. In August          fine jewelry. When Lorraine started her          Simon trained under the watchful eye of
     2008, Maria Pinto opened the doors to          career as a diamond dealer, she quickly          Hedi Slimane while designing the diffusion
     her first boutique, a natural extension of     became known for her keen eye for quality        line of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.
     her atelier, located in Chicago’s West Loop.   and clarity. When she was approached by          In 2001 Simon was the Senior Designer
     Her collections are known for well-edited      a client who had bought loose stones from        of menswear at ck. From 2003 to 2006,
     luxury, with each garment incorporating        her to create a one-of-a-kind piece, Lorraine    he served as Men’s Design Director for
     innovative materials and sophisticated         Schwartz Jewelry was born. Her original          Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Ralph Lauren
     tailoring from beginning to end.               designs, superior craftsmanship and              Black Label. He has also consulted for
        Some of Maria’s high-profile clients        creative insight won her immediate acclaim.      several global brands, including Burberry
     are First Lady Michelle Obama and              In addition to a full line of jewelry, she has   Black (Japan) and ICB Menswear (Japan).
     Oprah Winfrey. She has received many           had success with her signature “against          In 2007, Simon received WWD-DNR
     prestigious design and fashion accolades       evil eye diamond bracelets” which have
                                                                                    ,                Magazine’s “Editors Choice Award” for
     throughout her career, including the           become hugely popular and are worn                                 .
                                                                                                     “Best New Label” In February 2008, Simon
     opportunity (on two occasions) to design       daily by many of her celebrity clients.          was also chosen by GQ/CFDA as one of the
     seductive costumes for the Joffrey Ballet’s    In the spring of 2007, Lorraine launched         “Best New Menswear Designers in America.”
     Recorde Per Due (2002) and Age of              her Monkey Collection, which consists of         The SPURR brand evokes a powerful
     Innocence (2008).                              gold and diamond encrusted necklaces,            association with style, confidence, and luxury.

The unique design aesthetic is reflected         mesmerized by the details and saw that
in each of its products, which are instantly     American sportswear was affected in
recognizable for their detailed, clean,          many ways throughout the decades from
and modern look.                                 the immigrants who sewed the clothes to
                                                 the industry specialists who designed and
Koi suwannagate                                  manufactured them. In 1999, Daiki’s own
Koi Suwannagate                                  collection, ENGINEERED GARMENTS,
Born in Bangkok and now living in Los Angeles,   which comes from the belief that clothes
the very artistically-inclined Koi Suwannagate   are not designed but engineered, debuted
captures nature’s fleeting beauty in her         in 2004. In 2008, he was awarded the
trademark and hand-sculpted creations of         GQ/CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year.
multilayered luxurious fabrics. Launching
KOI in 2001, she did not make her New York       aLBertus swanepoeL
Fashion Week debut until 2007, where she         Albertus Swanepoel
was received much praise from the fashion        Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa,
                                                 Albertus Swanepoel moved to New York City        JoHan
press and retailers. That same year, the                                                          linDeberg,
CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund recognized               from Johannesburg, after a seven-year career     marCella
her talents, selecting her as a Finalist.        as a critically acclaimed fashion designer       linDeberg

Most recently, Women’s Wear Daily named          under his Quartus Manna label. In 1987, he
the KOI Spring/Summer 2009 collection as         won the Coty Award as top designer in South     aLexanDer wang Alexander Wang
one of the Top Ten collections of the season.    Africa. In New York, Albertus trained as a      A native Californian with a Chinese-American
                                                 milliner under Janine Galimard, who worked      family heritage, Alexander Wang was born
DaiKi suzuKi Engineered Garments                 for Balenciaga in Paris in the 1950’s and       and raised in San Francisco. At the age of
While growing up in Japan, Daiki Suzuki          1960’s. He assisted well-known hat designer     18, he moved to New York to attend Parsons
coveted American sportswear for its              Lola for several years on a freelance basis     School of Design and to intern at various
interesting blend of design innovation and       and also Lynne Mackey, a theatrical milliner.   design companies. By his sophomore year
the latest in industrial manufacturing.             In 2004, Albertus began collaborating        (2005), Alexander was already designing
He studied fashion design at the Bantan          with several New York designers for their       the first collection of his eponymous
Design Institute in Japan and graduated          runway presentations. He established his        label, which predominately consisted of
in 1982. Upon graduation, he worked at           namesake label in 2006 and was selected         knit pieces. He launched his full women’s
Union Square Inc. in Japan in their sales        as a runner up for the CFDA/VOGUE               collection in 2007, selling internationally to
department. In 1988, he became the               Fashion Fund in 2008. This year, Albertus       over 200 boutiques and retail stores, and a
Head Buyer of North American Exports             was nominated for the 2009 Swarovski            full accessories collection followed in 2008.
for Nepenthes, Co., Ltd. Daiki was               CFDA Award for Accessory Design.                Now at the age of 25, Alexander resides
                                                                                                 in New York City’s Lower East Side, where
                                                                                 Stan Herman,    there is never a shortage of inspiration in
                                                                               irene neuwirtH
                                                                                                 music, life, reality and culture. In 2008,
                                                                                                 Alexander was selected as the winner of the
                                                                                                 prestigious CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund. In
                                                                                                 2009, he was recognized by his peers with a
                                                                                                 second nomination for the Swarovski Award
                                                                                                 for Emerging Talent in Womenswear Design,
                                                                                                 and was announced the winner on June 15th.

                                                                                                 jason wu Jason Wu
                                                                                                 Although only 26, Jason has already
                                                                                                 achieved much success as a designer.
                                                                                                 At age 9, Jason began learning how to
                                                                                                 sew, draft patterns, and sketch in fashion
                                                                                                 proportions by using dolls as mannequins.
                                                                                                 After studying sculpture in Tokyo, he spent
                                                                                                 his senior year of high school in Paris, where
                                                                                                 he decided to become a fashion designer.
                                                                                                 Jason then enrolled at Parsons School
                                                                                                 of Design in New York. In February 2006,
                                                                                                 Jason debuted his collection, where he was
                                                                                                 instantly recognized as an emerging talent
                                                                                                 in American fashion design. He continues
                                                                                                 to receive accolades— including Fashion
                                                                                                 Group International’s Rising Star Award for
                                                                                                 Women’s Ready-to-Wear in January 2008.
                                                                                                 He was also named one of the finalists
                                                                                                 in the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund in
                                                                                                 that same year. Jason’s business exploded
                                                                                                 overnight when First Lady Michelle
                                                                                                 Obama wore one of his original designs
                                                                                                 on Inauguration night. Later this year,
                                                                                                 he was nominated for the Swarovski Award
                                                                                                 for Emerging Talent in Womenswear.

     MeMBership adMissio N of New M eMB ers

                                                 New Board MeMBers
                                                 At the April 13th Board Meeting, the CFDA membership ratified
                                                 the election of three candidates for election to the Board of
                                                 Directors—Tory Burch, Marcus Wainwright, and David Yurman.

     Tory Bu rc h                                m A rcus WA inW righ T                       dAvid yurm A n
     > A d m i TTed To The c FdA in 2007         > Admi TTed To T h e c FdA i n 20 07         > A d m iT T e d To T h e c FdA i n 19 9 9

     Tory Burch was launched in February         David Neville and Marcus Wainwright          David Yurman founded his eponymous
     2004 as a lifestyle concept with            launched Rag & Bone in 2001.                 jewelry line 26 years ago in New York
     multiple product categories, including      Initially, they were drawn to denim          City, with his wife and business partner,
     ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and          and jeans because jeans held so              Sybil Yurman. By combining their
     jewelry. Going against the minimalist       many of the values they felt relevant        artistic talents and experience—David
     trend that was popular at the time,         to Rag & Bone—history, authenticity,         as a sculptor and Sybil as a painter
     Tory designed her flagship boutique,        and fundamentals. David and Marcus           and natural marketer—the Yurmans
     in downtown New York, to feel more          fuse these elements with all of their        created an inspired concept: fusing art
     like a room in her own home than a          designs in order to produce collections      and fashion into fine jewelry in sync
     traditional retail store. Her sensibility   that reflect the qualities of classic work   with the American penchant for relaxed
     is also inspired by art, photography,       wear. Also guided by a strong British        luxury. The casual elegance of pairing
     films travel, and the work of interior      tailoring influence, Rag & Bone produces     of sterling silver with 18k gold and
     designer David Hicks. Graphic prints,       classic yet modern sportswear for men        gemstones was visionary and it struck
     bold colors and ethnic detailing are        and women that is known for being            a chord with American women that still
     all signatures of the brand.                understated and wearable. Rag & Bone         resonates today.
                                                 launched their men’s line in Spring
                                                 2004, and expanded the label to offer
                                                 a full women’s collection by Fall 2005.
                                                 Their entire collection is manufactured
                                                 in the United States. The Fall/Winter
                                                 2007 season marked the introduction
                                                 of Rag & Bone accessories for both
                                                 men and women.

                                                                                      list of M eMBers
currenT                vicTor cosTA        Jenni kAyne             chArloTTe neuville       michAel simon
memBership             JeFFrey cosTello    rod keenAn              irene neuWirTh           george simonTon
rosTer                 ericA courTney      pAT kerr                dAvid neville            pAul sinclAire
                       JAmes coviello      nAeem khAn              rozAe nichols            pAmelA skAisT-levy
AmsAle ABerrA          sTeven cox          eugeniA kim             lArs nilsson             michAel smAldone
reem AcrA              keren crAig         cAlvin klein            rolAnd nivelAis          Amy smilovic
AdolFo                 philip crAngi       michAel kors            vAnessA noel             michelle smiTh
simon AlcAnTArA        sAndy dAlAl         reed krAkoFF            chArles nolAn            mAriA snyder
lindA AllArd           roBerT dAnes        michel krAmer-meTrAux   mAggie norris            mimi so
cArolinA AmATo         dAvid dArTnell      reginA krAviTz          Ashley olsen             peTer som
ron Anderson           oscAr de lA renTA   devi kroell             mAry-kATe olsen          kATe spAde
John AnThony           donAld deAl         chrisTopher kunz        sigrid olsen             gunnAr spAulding
nAk ArmsTrong          louis dell’olio     nicholAs kunz           lucA orlAndi             peTer speliopoulos
BriAn ATWood           pAmelA dennis       BlAke kuWAhArA          rick oWens               michAel spiriTo
mAx AzriA              lyn devon           sTeven lAgos            ThAkoon pAnichgul        simon spurr
yigAl Azrouel          kAThryn diAnos      derek lAm               mArciA pATmos            lAurie sTArk
mArk BAdgley           keAnAn duFFTy       richArd lAmBerTson      John pATrick             richArd sTArk
michAel BAll           rAndolph duke       Adrienne lAndAu         edWArd pAvlick           cynThiA sTeFFe
JeFFrey BAnks          sTephen dWeck       liz lAnge               chrisTinA perrin         sue sTemp
leigh BAnTivoglio      mArc ecko           rAlph lAuren            JAmes perse              scoTT sTernBerg
JhAne BArnes           liBBy edelmAn       eunice lee              roBin piccone            roBerT sTock
John BArTleTT          sAm edelmAn         JudiTh leiBer           mAry ping                sTeven sTolmAn
vicToriA BArTleTT      mArk eisen          lArry leighT            mAriA pinTo              JAy sTrongWATer
dennis BAsso           melindA eng         nAneTTe lepore          Jill plATner             Jill sTuArT
michAel BAsTiAn        sTeve FABrikAnT     michAel levA            lindA plATT              AnnA sui
BrAdley BAyou          cArlos FAlchi       monique lhuillier       Tom plATT                koi suWAnnAgATe
richArd BengTsson      pinA Ferlisi        phillip lim             AlexAndre plokhov        dAiki suzuki
diAnne Benson          erin FeThersTon     JohAn lindeBerg         lAurA poreTzky           AlBerTus sWAnepoel
chris Benz             AndreW FezzA        mArcellA lindeBerg      zAc posen                roBerT TAgliApieTrA
Alexis BiTTAr          pATriciA FicAlorA   AdAm lippes             lilly puliTzer           elie TAhAri
kenneTh BonAviTAcolA   cheryl FinnegAn     deBorAh lloyd           JAmes purcell            vivienne TAm
sully Bonnelly         eileen Fisher       elizABeTh locke         Jessie rAndAll           reBeccA TAylor
monicA BoTkier         dAnA Foley          TinA luTz               dAvid rees               yeohlee Teng
mArc BouWer            Tom Ford            JennA lyons             TrAcy reese              gordon Thompson iii
BryAn BrAdley          isTvAn FrAncer      BoB mAckie              WilliAm reid             monikA Tilley
BArry Bricken          isAAc FrAnco        JeFF mAhshie            roBin renzi              zAng Toi
Thom BroWne            r. scoTT French     cATherine mAlAndrino    mAry Ann resTivo         isABel Toledo
dAnA BuchmAn           JAmes gAlAnos       mAurice mAlone          BriAn reyes              rAFe ToTengco
AndreW Buckler         nAncy geisT         coleTTe mAlouF          JudiTh ripkA             John Truex
sophie BuhAi           geri gerArd         isAAc mAneviTz          pATrick roBinson         TrinA Turk
Tory Burch             JusTin giunTA       roBerT mArc             loree rodkin             mish TWorkoWski
sTephen BurroWs        nicholAs grAhAm     mAry JAne mArcAsiAno    dAvid rodriguez          pATriciA underWood
AnThony cAmArgo        henry greThel       lAnA mArks              nArciso rodriguez        kAy unger
pAmelA cApone          JeFF hAlmos         deBorAh mArquiT         JAckie rogers            cArmen mArc vAlvo
kevin cArrigAn         Tim hAmilTon        FionA koTur mArin       Alice roi                nicholAs vArney
pierroT cArrilero      douglAs hAnnAnT     lisA mAyock             lelA rose                John vArvATos
liliAnA cAsABAl        cAThy hArdWick      JessicA mcclinTock      kArA ross                JoAn vAss
edmundo cAsTillo       kAren hArmAn        JAck mccollough         chrisTiAn roTh           Adrienne viTTAdini
sAlvATore cesArAni     deAn hArris         mAry mcFAdden           cynThiA roWley           diAne von FursTenBerg
richArd chAi           Johnson hArTig      mArk mcnAiry            rAchel roy               pATriciA von musulin
Julie chAiken          sylviA heisel       dAvid meisTer           rAlph rucci              mArcus WAinWrighT
Amy chAn               JoAn helpern        AndreAs melBosTAd       kelly ryAn               Tom WAlko
chArles chAng-limA     sTAn hermAn         gilles mendel           gloriA sAchs             AlexAnder WAng
nATAlie chAnin         lAzAro hernAndez    gene meyer              JAmie sAdock             verA WAng
georginA chApmAn       cArolinA herrerA    cArlos miele            selimA sAlAun            cAThy WATermAn
ron chereskin          Tommy hilFiger      sTeFAn milJAnich        Angel sAnchez            heidi Weisel
WenlAn chiA            cArole hochmAn      nicole miller           BehnAz sArAFpour         sTuArT WeiTzmAn
susie cho              chrisTinA huTson    mAliA mills             JAnis sAviTT             cArlA WesTcoTT
dAvid chu              sWAim huTson        JAmes mischkA           Arnold scAAsi            John WhiTledge
evA chun               AleJAndro ingelmo   richArd mishAAn         JordAn schlAnger         edWArd Wilkerson
doo-ri chung           mArc JAcoBs         isAAc mizrAhi           lorrAine schWArTz        gAry WolkoWiTz
peTer cohen            henry JAcoBson      pAul morelli            AnnA corinnA sellinger   JAson Wu
kenneTh cole           eric JAviTs, Jr.    roBerT lee morris       ricky serBin             ArAks yerAmyAn
liz collins            lisA Jenks          mirAndA morrison        chrisTopher serluco      gerArd yoscA
michAel colovos        BeTsey Johnson      reBeccA moses           ronAldus shAmAsk         dAvid yurmAn
nicole colovos         AlexAnder JuliAn    kATe mulleAvy           george shArp             gABriellA zAnzAni
seAn comBs             gemmA kAhng         lAurA mulleAvy          mArciA sherrill          kATrin zimmermAnn
rAchel comey           normA kAmAli        sAndrA muller           sAm shipley              iTAlo zucchelli
mAriA corneJo          donnA kArAn         mATT murphy             kAri sigerson
esTeBAn corTAzAr       kAsper              gelA nAsh-TAylor        dAniel silver
FrAncisco cosTA        ken kAuFmAn         Josie nATori            hoWArd silver

     MeMBership pUBlishi NG

     The release of American Fashion Menswear and the American Fashion
     Cookbook continued the series of CFDA/Assouline American Fashion
     books. American Fashion Menswear , with a foreword by Ralph Lauren,
     was written by author and fashion historian, Robert E. Bryan, and chronicled
     the evolution of men’s fashion while the American Fashion Cookbook ,
     edited by Lisa Marsh, contained recipes and original illustrations
     by over 100 American designers and a foreword by Martha Stewart.

                                                      Jeffrey Banks,
                                                      Mrs. eleanor Banks,

                                                      Terron schaefer

     fashioN cookBook
     10.20.09 Diane von Furstenberg and Steve
     Sadove celebrated the release of the CFDA
     and Assouline’s American Fashion Cookbook
     at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Café SFA. Bite-size
     morsels made with recipes pulled directly from
     the book were served and the store windows
     paid homage to the pages from the book.

                                                                            lisa Marsh, sTeve sadove,
                                                                            diane von fursTenBerg,
                                                                            ProsPer assouline

                                                      Melling Burke,
                                                      sTeven kolB

                             susan lyne,
                           John BarTleTT

                            roBerT Bryan,
                               JiM Moore

10.3.09 The CFDA and Gilt Man feted
the publication of American Fashion                            roBerT Bryan,
Menswear at the newly opened                                   diane von
Ace Hotel New York where author                                sTeven kolB
Robert E. Bryan signed books for the
well-wishers in attendance amidst the
handsome models appropriately styled        erin feThersTon,
                                                richard chai
by Gilt Man in CFDA members’ designs.

     MeMBership partNerships aNd eve Nts


                     rachel roy


                                  BarBie & the cfda
                                  laUNch partNership
                                  2.14.09 To kick off a three-year              Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Naeem
                                  partnership between Barbie and the            Khan, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Nanette
                                  CFDA, Barbie invited 51 labels to outfit      Lepore, Monique Lhuillier, Bob Mackie,
                                  the icon for the first-ever Barbie runway     Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller,
                                  show. These designers included Reem           Gela Nash-Taylor & Pamela Skaist-Levy,
                                  Acra, Yigal Azrouel, Mark Badgley &           David Neville & Marcus Wainwright,
                                  James Mischka, Chris Benz, Bryan              Tracy Reese, Brian Reyes, Rachel Roy,
                                  Bradley, Sophie Buhai & Lisa Mayock,          Peter Som, Amy Smilovic, Anna Sui,
                                  Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman &                Koi Suwannagate, Vivienne Tam, Rebecca
                                  Keren Craig, Wenlan Chia, Kenneth             Taylor, Yeohlee Teng, Trina Turk, Carmen
                                  Cole, Francisco Costa, Lyn Devon, Erin        Marc Valvo, Diane von Furstenberg,
                koi suwannagaTe
                                  Fetherston, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson,   Alexander Wang, and Vera Wang.

                                                    elie tahari partNers
                                                    with cfda to proMote
                                                    cfda JewelrY desiGNers
                                                    7.1.09—9.9.09 Elie Tahari partnered with the CFDA
                                                    throughout the summer to help promote sales of
                                                    select CFDA jewelry designers by featuring their
                                                    product in the Elie Tahari East Hampton flagship
                                                    boutique. Beginning the first weekend in July through
                                                    the first weekend in September, two different and
                                                    distinct accessories designers sold their jewelry in
                                                    the Elie Tahari East Hampton store in 2 week rotations,
                                                    giving the designers a chance to reach a wider, or in
                                                    some cases, new clientele.
                                                      Participating designers included Kara Ross, Robin
                                                    Renzi of Me & Ro, Subversive Jewelry designer and
                                                    CFDA Award-winner Justin Guinta, Mimi So, Stephen
                                                    Dweck, Simon Alcantara, Gerard Yosca, Isaac
                                                    Manevitz of Ben-Amun, Janis Savitt and Patricia Von
                                                    Musulin, who showcased pieces from their collection
                                                    on the main floor of the 5,000 square foot store. The Elie
                                                    Tahari store windows featured signage promoting each
                                                    designer during the time that their work was in the store
                                                    and designers Justin Guinta, Mimi So, Isaac Manevitz
                                                    and Simon Alcantara made special appearances during
                                                    their sessions for in-store shopping events.

Bi-aNNUal MeMBership MeetiNGs

                                         deBorah                    gilles Mendel,
                                         lloyd                      JusTin giunTa

 lisa sMilor,
 Tory Burch,

4.13.09 / 11.9.09 President                                                          linda PlaTT,
Diane von Furstenberg hosted                                                         underwood,
the CFDA membership at her                                                           caThy
14th Street studio to discuss
the organization’s current
                                                                    Maria PinTo,
undertakings and future plans.                                    roBerT danes,
After the meetings, members                                     david rodriguez,
                                                                     rod keenan
socialized at a casual cocktail party.

     MeMBership partNerships aNd eve Nts
                          diane von fursTenBerg

                                                                          Michael Ball

                                                                                             with coNdé Nast
                                                                                             > Throughout the year, the CFDA
                                                                                             partnered with Condé Nast Media

     desiGNers aNd Microsoft
     > In an innovative partnership, the CFDA introduced member designers to
                                                                                             Group to bring high-profile commercial
                                                                                             opportunities to members. Catherine
                                                                                             Malandrino was featured in a multi-
     Microsoft to create a variety of designer themes to help people express their           page advertisement for BMW and
     personal style on a new generation of Windows phones. Isaac Mizrahi was                 Narciso Rodriguez starred in an ad for
     the first to create exclusive themes, including color palettes and wallpaper,           Samsung’s Chocolate mobile phone.
     followed by Michael Ball of Rock & Republic, Diane von Furstenberg,                     Both ad campaigns were featured in
     Amy Smilovic of Tibi, and Vera Wang.                                                    multiple Condé Nast magazines.

                                                                       MUlBerrY aNd cfda
                                                                       celeBrate roMaNce
                                                                       4.14.09 Mulberry’s Emma Hill and the CFDA hosted a party
                                                                       to celebrate photographer Chris Craymer’s book Romance.
                                                               chris   Sales from the party, which took place in Mulberry’s Upper
                                 chung,                     aMy chan   East Side retail space, benefited the CFDA Foundation.

                                                                                             The cfda
                                            sTan herMan,                                     chair
                                            anna sui,
                                            sTeven kolB


 Tory Burch                                         zac                           Marc                          Michael
                                                    Posen                         JacoBs                        kors

                                                    riGht off the rUNwaY
                                                    1.28.09 In celebration of the new furniture floor at its 59th Street
                                                    location, Bloomingdale’s invited nine CFDA designers to customize
                                                    the store’s classic Bernhardt chair. The designer chairs by Tory Burch,
                                                    Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier,
                                                    Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenberg
                                                    were debuted at a party hosted by Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould,
                                                    Elle Decor’s Margaret Russell, and Diane von Furstenberg, and then
                                                    auctioned to benefit the CFDA Foundation.

                                 fashioN week towN hall MeetiNG
                                  elie                                                                           lazaro hernandez,
                                  Tahari                                                                          Jack Mccollough

7.28.09 The CFDA hosted a Town Hall meeting, moderated by
Diane von Furstenberg at FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheater
amongst designers, publicists, retailers and editors to start an
open dialogue regarding the relevance and future of Fashion Week.

     MeMBership BUsiNess servi ces Net work

                                                             kareN harveY
                                                             6.23.09 BSN member Karen
                                                             Harvey hosted her annual
                                                             story-telling workshop to educate
                                                             and empower CFDA Members
                                                             on how to further articulate,
                                                             translate and differentiate their
                                                             individual stories for various
                                                             audiences—ranging from press
                                                             to buyers to investors.
     gaBriela Meriles,
     doug greenBerg,
     wayne edelMan,
     laurence TeinTurier

                                             douglas hand,
                                     diane von fursTenBerg   preMiére
                                                             visioN preview
                                                             7.15.09 BSN member Premiére
                                                             Vision hosted a Fall/Winter 2010
                                                             Preview New York Presentation
                                                             for CFDA members at
                                                             the Metropolitan Pavilion.

                                                             desiGNers & aGeNts
                                                             9.20.09 BSN member Designers
                                                             & Agents showcased two CFDA
                                                             members in NY & LA markets
                                                             who fit within D&A’s carefully
                                                             curated offering and have
     BsN cocktail partY                                      yet to experience the show.
                                                             2009 CFDA participants included:
     11.2.09 Diane von Furstenberg hosted                    John Whitledge of Trovata,
     an intimate cocktail party at her studio,               David Rees and Ron Anderson
     providing an opportunity for BSN members                of Tenthousandthings, VPL by
     to meet the new Director of Business Affairs,           Victoria Bartlett and Subversive
     Catherine Bennett. The event also allowed               Jewelry by Justin Giunta.
     BSN members to interact, offer feedback,
     and talk about ideas for the coming program.
     The event was extremely well-attended
     and a great success; many ideas discussed
     that evening will be implemented in 2010.
Now in its fourth year, the Business Services Network is rapidly
expanding. The Business Services Network is an exclusive community
of high-profile, diverse businesses which create custom benefits and
services for CFDA members. The network provides strategic access,
value and myriad opportunities for business development and growth
in conjunction with the shared vision and mission of the CFDA. The BSN
is comprised of Corporate Affiliates and Partnerships Perks members.
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A F F i l i ATes:                            per ks m e m Be rs:
                        melissA                                          Joor
d es i gners & AgenTs                        Asso u l i n e
                        orAnge Films                                     m eu r i c e gAr m e nT cAr e
d es i gners                                 A-z co u r i e rs
m A nAgemen T Agency    première v ision                                 op e n h o us e gA l l e ry
                                             Arc h iT ecT u rAl
g i lT groupe           prin T emps          sysT e m s, i n c.          s p ro uT cr e ATi v e g ro u p

h A n d BAldAchin       sA msung FAshion     Bel l e F l eu r            F e de x
& A m Burgey llp        And design Fund
                                             co lu mBi A om n i co r p   W h oTe ls
i n T e rmix            sWA rovski
                                             FAs h i o n g ps            sTyleexpo phoTogrAphy
k A r e n hArvey                                                         A-z co u r i e rs
co n sulTing group                           FirsT co r p o rAT e
                                             sedAn s

Gilt GroUpe
BSN member Gilt Groupe
                                           swarovski workshop
                                           5.1.09 BSN member Swarovski hosted a full-day
hosted exclusive sales                     workshop for CFDA members, introducing them
of items from the CFDA                     to the full perspective of the Swarovski brand
to support Fashion Targets                 and all elements of Swarovski crystals.
Breast Cancer and the
CFDA Health Initiative,
donating all proceeds to
the CFDA to benefit the
two programs.
11.3.09 Gilt Man hosted a
celebration of American
Fashion Menswear edited
by Robert E. Bryan and
published by Assouline at
the ACE Hotel.
3.09/9.09 Gilt Groupe
generously sponsored the
fashion shows for CFDA
members Richard Chai,
Brian Reyes, Alexander
Wang, Rodarte, Phillip
Lim and Peter Som.
ThE CFDA is DEvoTED To supporTing
AnD nurTuring nEw AnD EmErging
DEsign TAlEnT. ThE CFDA’s EDuCATionAl
iniTiATivEs wErE EsTAblishED To
AssisT Aspiring FAshion DEsignErs
in ThEir high sChool, CollEgiATE, AnD
posT-grADuATE sTuDiEs, AnD ThE EArly
sTAgEs oF ThEir CArEErs. ThE goAl
oF ThE CFDA’s EDuCATionAl iniTiATivEs
is To EAsE ThE TrAnsiTion From
sTuDEnT To proFEssionAl DEsignEr.

     EDuCATion sChol A rship progr Ams

     CFDA sCholArship progrAm
     >In 1986, the CFDA established
     an endowed scholarship at Parsons
     School of Design in memory of
     member and previous president Perry
     Ellis. In 1996, the CFDA Scholarship
     Program was created to award annual
     merit-based scholarship grants to
     students in their junior year of study
     in a four-year, full-time college level
     fashion design program. In 2005,
     Joseph Abboud made a personal
     commitment to underwrite the CFDA
     Scholarship Program. The program
     is highly competitive, and entrants
     represent the best and brightest from
     the country’s top design colleges
     and universities. Since the program’s
     inception, the CFDA Scholarship
     Committee has awarded 135
     scholarships totaling $505,000.
     The Clara Hancox Scholarship Fund
     was established in 2007, to support
     the next generation of menswear
     designers. Clara Hancox reported
     for the Daily News Record (DNR)
     from 1944-1993, and was a great
     friend to the menswear industry.
     Each year, the CFDA will select one
     aspiring menswear design student
     from among the applicants within
     its existing Scholarship Program.

                                                        Sc h o l a rS h i p co m m i t t e e
                                                        J e f f h a l m oS
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                                                        K a r i S i g e rSoN
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                                                        >This year, the CFDA Scholarship
                                                        Committee reviewed 90 portfolios from
                                                        the participating schools. Students
                                                        presented their concepts for womenswear,
                                                        menswear, childrenswear, and accessories.
                                                        Each applicant’s collection included
                                                        a minimum of ten to 15 design looks, together
                                                        with mood/inspiration boards, fabrics/trim,
                                                        and flat sketches. The CFDA, with the support
                                                        of its Scholarship Committee, awarded
                                                        multiple scholarships totaling $50,000
                                                        in 2009. Scholarships are to be used toward
                                                        the students’ senior year of study.

                                                        $ 10,0 0 0 aWa r d W iN N e rS
                                                        N i lo u fa r m oZ a fa r i
                                                        Pa rso n s T h e new sc h o o l Fo r D es i g n
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                                                        acaDe m y o F a rT U n i v e rs iTy
                                                        *atSuKo yag i
                                                        Pa rso n s T h e new sc h o o l Fo r D es i g n

                                                        $ 5,0 0 0 aWa r d W iN N e rS
                                                        t h o m aS f iN N ey
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                                                        ar i aN N a i Sa b e l pe r eZ
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                                                        Pa rso n s T h e n ew sc h o o l Fo r D es i g n

                                                        *Based on his outstanding menswear
                                                        design talent and portfolio submission,
                                                        the CFDA Scholarship Committee was
                                                        happy to present Atsuko Yagi with the Clara
                                                        Hancox Scholarship Award for Menswear.
                                                        In addition to awarding seven Scholarship
                                                        Awards, the Scholarship Committee also
                                                        named five Honorable Mentions as well.

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     EDuCATion sChol A rship progr Ams

     gEoFFrEy bEEnE DEsign sCholAr AwArD
     >In 2007, a $5,000,000 endowment            students to look beyond conforming to       g eo f f r ey b e eN e d eS i gN
                                                                                             Sc h o l a r aWa r d co m m i t t e e
     from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation          trends and the practicality of business     d o o -ri c h uN g
     expanded CFDA’s core scholarship            in order to advance the art form.           m a r i a co rNe J o
     program, significantly increasing              This supplemental design competition     K i m h aSt r e i t e r
     CFDA’s Scholarship grants by                identifies the most exemplary, innovative   r i c h a r d l a m b e rtSo N
     $2,500,000. This generous pledge            womenswear design student, based            ruSS e l l N a r d oZ Z a

     also funded establishment of the            on specific guidelines. Only the top        $ 2 5,0 0 0 g eo f f r ey b e eN e
     merit-based $25,000 GEOFFREY                two junior students from each of the        d eS i gN Sc h o l a rS h i p
     BEENE DESIGN SCHOLAR AWARD.                 participating schools are invited           N i lo u fa r moZ a fa r i
                                                                                             Pa rso n s T h e new sc h o o l Fo r D es i g n
        This prestigious design award            to submit a portfolio for consideration.
     program brings the work of the legendary       Each year, the selected GEOFFREY         h oN o ra b l e m e N t i oN g eo f f r ey
                                                                                             b e eN e d eS i gN Sc h o l a rSh i p
     American fashion designer Geoffrey          BEENE DESIGN SCHOLAR will receive
                                                                                             Stac ey cu N N iN g h a m
     Beene into classrooms at the country’s      $25,000 to help defray senior year          Pa rso n s T h e new sc h o o l Fo r D es i g n
     leading design colleges and universities.   tuition and educational expenses.           dav i d K rauS e P raT T in sT iT U Te
     A specialized teaching curriculum           This competitive award is based solely
     designed for the GEOFFREY BEENE             on merit as judged by a prestigious
     DESIGN SCHOLAR AWARD challenges             panel of industry experts.

CFDA/TEEn voguE sCholArship
> In 2007, the CFDA and Teen Vogue        behalf—including a trip to their          c f da/t e eN vo gu e
                                                                                    Sc h o l a rS h i p co m m i t t e e
joined forces to create the CFDA/Teen     headquarters in Minneapolis to work       am y aSt l ey
Vogue Scholarship. This program           with the Target Design team. The Target   ri c h a r d ch a i
was established to identify high school   Fashion Scholar will also be flown        JaN e K e ltN e r
students who demonstrate exceptional      to New York to be announced and           Ja m i e cu rt iS
promise for a future in fashion design,   presented as the winner at the annual     t h aKo oN paN i c h gu l
                                                                                    eJ Sa m So N
and who intend to pursue a BFA            CFDA Fashion Awards.
                                                                                    m eg h aN Su t h e r l aN d
(or equivalent undergraduate degree,         Winners are selected based
as offered) at one of the reputable       on design talent and mood board           t h e t Wo W iN N e rS o f
                                                                                    t h e 20 0 9 -20 10 c f da/ te e N
design schools that participate in        presentation, in addition to answers      vo gu e Sc h o l a rS h i p a r e :
the CFDA’s Educational Initiatives.       contained in applicants’ written          daN i p e r r e t
The goal of this educational initiative   application and the support of            r e m y re N Zu l lo
is to help graduating students make       their letters of recommendation.
                                                                                    >These two seniors were awarded
informed decisions about their college    The 2009-2010 CFDA/Teen Vogue             $5,000 each to help pay for their
education and to help defray their        Scholarship Selection Committee was       first-year expenses at the participating
tuition costs.                            comprised of representatives from         school of their choice. The Target Fashion
                                                                                    Scholar and the two winners were also
   Target has made a commitment           CFDA, Teen Vogue and Target—as            provided with Singer Sewing Machines.
to financially support this program.      well as designers/CFDA Members
To recognize Target’s unwavering          Richard Chai and Thankoon Panichgul.
dedication to support emerging design     CFDA received 120 applications this
talent, the top winner is awarded         year which were thoroughly reviewed
$25,000 and the title Target Fashion      by each of the Selection Committee
Scholar. In addition, Target arranges     members. Nicole Goh, from Deer Park,
for supplemental learning opportunities   NY, was selected as the 2009-2010
on the Target Fashion Scholar’s           Target Fashion Scholar.

     EDuCATion sChol A rship progr Ams

                                            >In 2009, the Council of Fashion
                                            Designers of America (CFDA) and Art
                                            Ortenberg—Liz Claiborne’s husband
                                            and business partner—established
                                            the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship
                                            Award, a special award within the
                                            CFDA’s existing Scholarship Program.
                                               This prestigious new design award
                                            program recognizes the important
                                            contribution that Liz Claiborne made
                                            to the fashion industry and brings her
                                            innovative design aesthetic into the
                                            classrooms at the country’s leading
                                            design colleges and universities.
                                            A specialized teaching curriculum
                                            designed for this program challenges
                                            students to translate and re-interpret
                                            Claiborne’s concept of design—“fit the
                                            way you live”—to dress women of the
                                            21st century.
                                               Each year, the CFDA invites
                                            the leading fashion colleges and
                                            universities to participate in
                                            this unprecedented scholarship
                                            opportunity. The LCFSA program is
                                            presented to all full-time, junior level
                                            fashion design students. Only the
                                            top two junior students from each
                                            of the participating schools is invited
                ThE liZ ClAibornE FAshion   to submit a portfolio for consideration.
                                               The Liz Claiborne Fashion

                sCholArship AwArD           Scholarship Award is presented
                                            to the student who best addresses
                                            the lifestyle and needs of women
                                            in 2010—given the current culture
                                            and world in which she lives and
                                            works—based on specific guidelines.
                                            This $25,000 award is based solely on
                                            merit, as judged by a prestigious panel
                                            of industry experts. The award must be
                                            used towards the student’s senior year
                                            tuition and/or educational expenses.

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                                            a Nd r eW roS eN

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                                            g o h a r raJa bZ a d e h
                                            m i a m i i nT e r n aTi o n a l U n i v e rs iT y
                                            oF a rT & D es i g n

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                                              pro FEssionAl DE vElopm EnT progr A m


                                  DaviD muLLen,
                                  robert GeLLer,
                                  Kevin Harter

                                                                           DaviD Lauren,
                                                                           Jim moore

                                  bEsT nEw mEnswEAr
                                  2.11.09 Robert Geller was named the winner of the second
                                  annual Best New Menswear Designers in America
                                  competition, a joint venture between GQ and the CFDA.
                                  Among the finalists were CFDA members Yigal Azrouel
                                  and Jeff Halmos & Sam Shipley. The arrival of Geller’s
tHom browne,
                                  capsule collection in-store was celebrated on September 9,
anDre benJamin
                                  at a party hosted by GQ and Bloomingdale’s.

11.09 The CFDA received a two-year grant from the New York City Economic Development
Corporation (NYEDC) to develop the CFDA Fashion Incubator, in partnership with the
NYEDC, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Newmark Holdings. The CFDA’s
newest program to support emerging designers will be located in the heart of the Garment
Center at 209 West 38th Street. In April 2010, eligible designers will begin moving into
twelve brand new studios. A two-year “curriculum” will be put in place to help the designers
grow and sustain their businesses, and each will meet with a group of specially selected
mentors on a quarterly basis to help ensure that business goals and objectives are met.
The CFDA Fashion Incubator was developed under the direction of Associate Executive
Director Lisa Smilor with input from fashion editors, buyers, designers, educators,
business experts and members of city government.
     EDuCATion CFDA / voguE FAshion FunD

     > The CFDA/VOGuE Fashion Fund
     was established in September 2003 to
     generate sufficient monies in order to
     grant significant financial awards each
     year to one or more designers, and to
     provide business mentoring based on the
     award recipient’s specific goals and needs.
       In 2007, a CFDA/VOGuE Fashion
     Fund Business Advisory Committee
     was formed with the intent of getting
     a more focused business perspective
     and targeted feedback on the finalists’
     future potential in business. Equally as
     important, the members of the Business
     Advisory Committee are available
     (on a limited basis) to the seven finalists
     who were not chosen as a winner or
     runner-up, as an on-going, year-long
     resource for mentoring and guidance.
     t h e c f da iS pleaSed to recog Ni Ze
     t h e fo lloWiNg compaN ieS aS official
     20 0 9 S poNSorS of the f uNd:

     pa rt N e r:
     ga p
     americaN expreSS, applemaN fouNdatioN,
     barNeyS NeW yorK, coach, evgeNy lebedev,      nicoLe
     Juicy couture, liZ claiborNe, iNc.,           KiDman,
     l’oréal pariS, lord & taylor, NordStrom,      eLbaz
     theory, aNd vogue.

     > In April, an advertisement was
     placed in Women’s Wear Daily to solicit
     interest from designers. To be eligible
     to apply, designers must meet several
     prerequisites that ultimately illustrate
     their exceptional talent in fashion design,
     and also confirm their capacity for future
     distinction in the fashion industry.
        Over 130 designers showed interest
     in the opportunity. From this initial
     group, the CFDA/VOGuE Fashion Fund
     Selection Committee chose 49 designers                                                fiNaliStS
     to move on to Phase II of what was to                                                 alabama chaNiN
     be an arduous application process.                                                    naTalie chanin
     In mid-July, the Committee selected ten                                               eSquivel ShoeS
     finalists from this group, after reviewing                                            george esqUivel
     portfolios and written applications.                                                  gary graham
        The finalists were then interviewed
     by the Selection Committee, and were                                                  houSe of WariS
                                                                                           waris ahlUwalia
     required to present looks from their
     past, present, and future collections.                                                moNique péaN
     Additionally, the designers participated in                                           ohNe titel
     the Google Design Challenge and Frédéric                                              Flora gill anD
     Fekkai Fashion Show. Finally, the last                                                alexa aDams
     phase of the application process included                                             patriK ervell
     visits to each finalist’s design studio to
                                                                                           Sophie théallet
     assess day-to-day operations, while
     conducting a more in-depth interview                                                  Spurr simon sPUrr
                                                   Steven KoLb,    Diane von FurStenberG
     of the candidate.                             anna wintour,                           WayNe wayne lee

winnErs ArE AnnounCED...
> The Selection Committee made            inspiring speech by Alber Elbaz
their final decisions during a November   and Nicole Kidman’s presentation
16 Breakfast Meeting held at Fred’s       of the top award to Sophie Théallet.
at Barneys New York; confidential         The winner of this year’s CFDA/VOGuE
ballots were cast by each member          Fashion Fund Award received
of the Committee to determine the         $200,000 and the runners-up each
winner and runners-up. The results        received $50,000. The cash awards
were announced that evening at the        are meant to encourage and enable
awards dinner held at Skylight Studios    these “emerging” designers to pursue
and sponsored by Cartier. The guest       their design plans. The recipients will
list included an array of American        also meet regularly with a business
designers, including many former          mentor, who was selected based
CVFF winners and runners up. Some         on the designers’ specific needs for
of the evenings’ highlights included an   business expertise and resources.

waYne Lee,                                monique pean,
KarLie KLoSS                              JeSSica Stam


                                                                                           aLexa aDamS,                     LiLY DonaLDSon,
                                                                                           FLora GiLL                       wariS aHLuwaLia

                                          memberS of t h e        Ja m eS S euSS           20 0 9 S e l ect i oN        W iN Ne r :
                                          2009 buS iNeSS          ToUr n e aU, i n c.      co m m i t t e e :           So p h i e t h é a l l e t
                                          advi Sory                                        J u l i e g i l h a rt
                                          committee:              pau l a Su t t e r ,                                  ruN N e rS -u p :
                                                                  D i a n e vo n           re e d K raKo f f            m o N i q u e p é aN
                                          harla N bratc h e r ,   F U rsT e n b e rg       J e f f r ey K a l iN S Ky   a N d pat r iK e rv e l l
                                          ax armani exchange
                                                                  d o u g l aS ha Nd,      St ev eN Ko l b
                                          marya NN                h a nD, ba lDac h i n    pat r i cK ro b iN So N
                                          fit Zmauric e ,         & a m bUrg ey, l l P
                                          american ex Pr ess                               a Nd r eW roS eN
                                                                  K a r eN h a rv ey,      Sa l ly S iN g e r
                                          pamela tho m aS         k a r e n h a rv ey
                                          graham                  co n sUlTi n g g roU P   li Sa S m i lo r
                                          c reDiT sU iss e                                 diaNe voN
                                                                  dav i d m ctagu e        furSteNberg
                                          tom murry,              co l e ha a n
                                                                                           a N Na W iN to u r
                                          calvin klein , i n c.
                                                                  ri c h a r d d i cKSoN
                                                                  J o n es a P Pa r e l
                                                                  g roU P

     EDuCATion CFDA / voguE FAshion FunD

                                                               SopHie          DreSS bY
                                                             tHeaLLet            SopHie

                                                   FAshion show
                                                   10.30.09 Frédéric Fekkai,
                                                   and Vogue’s Lisa Love
                                                   and Sally Singer hosted
                                                   a fashion show and
                                                   afternoon tea at the
                                                   Chateau Marmont to
                                                   promote and celebrate
                                                   this year’s CFDA/VOGuE
                                                   Fashion Fund finalists.

                                    eva menDeS,
                                  Diane KruGer,
                                  camiLLa beLLe

                                  Dianna aGron,
                                    LiLY coLLinS

                   cLocKwiSe StartinG From LeFt:
    patriK erveLL, ricHarD cHai, JonatHan Green,
      cinDY Greene, nataLie cHanin, SopHie buHai,
wariS aHLuwaLia, marcuS wainwriGHt, aLexa aDamS,
           FLora GiLL, LiSa maYocK, pHiLip cranGi,
  GeorGe eSquiveL, SopHie tHeaLLet, Simon Spurr

roSe bYrne,
                                                                        10.14.09 Google Vice President of
                                                                        Search Products and user Experience
                                                                        Marissa Mayer, Vogue Editor-in-Chief
                                                                        Anna Wintour, and CFDA President
                                                                        Diane von Furstenberg hosted a cocktail
                                                                        party for the CVFF Finalists and their
                                                                        “Google Design Challenge” creations.
                                                                           Each designer created a look
                                                     Simon Spurr,       (an accessory, shoe, or piece of jewelry)
                                                     mattHew morriSon   that was inspired by Google—be it
                                                                        their colors, icons, culture, information,
                                                                        technology, products/features, or
                                                                        concepts. Each finalist received $20,000
                                                                        from Google to create their design.
                                                                           Additionally, the finalists translated
                                                                        their designs into iGoogle themes for
                                                                        Google’s exclusive Artist Collection.
                                                                        Google launched these themes online
                                                                        on October 15.

                                   GarY GraHam,
                                 LiLY DonaLDSon

                                                     Kemp muHL

     EDuCATion CFDA / voguE FAshion FunD

     gAp DEsign EDiTions
     Gap, CFDA and Vouge launched the 2009 Gap Design Editions featuring
     all new khakis. 2008 CVFF winner Alexander Wang and runners-up,
     Albertus Swanepoel and Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock,
     created a limited edition collection inspired by classic Gap Khakis.
     > On June 16, Gap debuted the               a different Gap classic—the Khaki.
     third consecutive collection of Gap         The resulting collection offers
     Design Editions, a limited edition          a variety of Khaki pieces ranging
     collection designed exclusively for         from jackets to dresses to hats.
     Gap. This year’s Gap Design Editions        Each piece reflects the designers’
     presents an exciting new twist, offering    creative visions while still retaining
     designers the opportunity to re-interpret   Gap’s classic, yet casual aesthetic.

EAch JunE, thE intErnAtionAl fAshion community
gAthErs in nEw york to cElEbrAtE thE bEst in
AmEricAn fAshion At thE cfDA fAshion AwArDs.
hElD AnnuAlly sincE 1981, thE AwArDs ArE
thE highEst honor thAt cAn bE bEstowED on
A mEmbEr of thE fAshion community. AwArDs
ArE givEn for DEsign ExcEllEncE in womEnswEAr,
mEnswEAr, AnD AccEssory DEsign, As wEll As
ExtrAorDinAry AccomplishmEnts in JournAlism,
crEAtivE vision, pErsonAl stylE AnD lifEtimE
AchiEvEmEnt. ADDitionAlly, EAch yEAr thE cfDA
honors EmErging DEsign tAlEnt for thEir
AchiEvEmEnts with swArovski AwArDs.
NomiN atioNs for each award category a r e su b m i t t e d by t h e c f da fas h i oN awa r ds
selectio N committee, made up of the c f da m e m b e rs h i p, to p fas h i oN r e ta i l e rs,
jourNalists, aNd stylists. all NomiNatioNs are ratified by the cfda board of directors,
aNd fi Nal votes are cast for the d es i gNe r o f t h e ye a r aN d swa rovs k i awa r ds by
the s electio N committee. the wi NNers a r e aN N o uN c e d at t h e c f da fas h i oN awa r ds,
which this year were agai N uNderwr i t t e N by swa rovs k i .

     AwArDs cfDA fAshion AwArDs


     John Bartlett, Carolina herrera,
     nadJa swarovski, diane von FurstenBerg,
     PhiliP Crangi, isaBel toledo, stan herman

     swArovski hosts AnnouncEmEnt pArty
      Janis savitt,                              anna sui,
      alexis Bittar                              narCiso

                                                 3.16.09 Nadja Swarovski and the CFDA Board of
                                                 Directors hosted a cocktail party on Rockefeller
                                                 Center’s Rooftop Garden to announce the 2009
                                                 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees,
                                                 who were revealed by CFDA members John Bartlett,
                                                 Philip Crangi, Carolina Herrrera, Stan Herman,
                                                 Isabel Toledo and Diane von Furstenberg.

2009 cfDA fAshion AwArDs          6.15.09 For the first time, the CFDA Fashion Awards took
                                  place at Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center. The crowd of
                                  over 650 entered the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall
                                  through lush foliage and a live installation of womenswear
                                  nominee designs. Once again, Swarovski generously
                                  underwrote the evening, which was hosted by Tracey
                                  Ullman, and followed by an elegant cocktail reception.

                laura mulleavy,
                 kirsten dunst,
                  kate mulleavy

                                                                                       antoine arnault,
                                                                                          marC JaCoBs,
                                                                                          roBert duFFy


                                                                     alexander wang,
                                                                     dree hemingway

     Jason wu

     AwArDs cfDA fAshion AwArDs

     Bradley CooPer,
     italo zuCChelli,                                          nadJa
     zoe saldana,                                              swarovski,
     FranCisCo Costa                                           ruPert adams

                                                                     ed nardoza

                                                 lazaro hernandez,
                                                 kerry washington,
                                                  JaCk mCCollough

                          2009 geoFFrey Beene
                            sCholar nilouFar
                          mozaFari, 2008 CFda/
                            teen vogue target
                        sCholar raChel Brown

                                                                                                doo-ri Chung,
                                                                                                antoine arnault,
                                                                                                kerry washington

                                                                                 diane von
                                      JaCk white,                             FurstenBerg,
                                        anna sui                               steven kolB

Justin giunta,
wang, tim                                                                                       Justin
hamilton,                                                                                       timBerlake,
Blake lively                                                                                    Jim moore

w iN N ers, NomiN ees & prese Nters

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                           thaKoon Panichgul,       alb e rt us sWa n e Po e l
n o m i nee:               Jason Wu                                                  P r es e n t e d by
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     phil Anthropy fAshion tArgEts brE Ast cAncEr

     fAshion unDErfoot ii
     by Elson & compAny bEnEfits ftbc
     4.01.09 The CFDA and Elson & Company ten percent of the proceeds to benefit
     presented Fashion Underfoot II, a             Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The
     collaboration between founder Diane           custom carpets were designed by Oscar
     Elson Bankoff and some of the nations’        de la Renta, Marchesa, Lilly Pulitzer,
     most celebrated fashion designers.            Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
        A follow-up to Elson’s previous            Home, Cynthia Rowley, Adam Lippes
     Fashion Underfoot collection, launched        for ADAM, Doo-ri Chung, Peter Som,
     in 2003, Elson & Company donated              Thakoon Panichgul, and Tory Burch.
                                                                                        osCar de la renta

                                       doo-ri                                                               georgina ChaPman and keren Craig
                     adam liPPes                                              thakoon PaniChgul

                                                                 Peters som                                                lilly Pulitzer
                                   tory BurCh                                                               Calvin klein

                                                Cynthia rowley

DEsignEr chArms for chArity
9.1.09 To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the CFDA teamed up with
leading multimedia retailer QVC to create QVC Designer Charms for Charity. The collection, which featured
charms by some of the industry’s top fashion and jewelry designers as well as a 15th Anniversary Fashion
Targets Breast Cancer charm, was featured during QVC’s broadcasts from New York Fashion Week.
v e roNi ca w e b b s h ot by N i g el barker

     phil Anthropy fAshion tArgEts brE Ast cAncEr

                                  ftbc AwArEnEss
                                  4.17.09 Los Angeles private           During Breast Cancer
                                  school, Harvard-Westlake,           Awareness Month, Space
                                  dedicated the proceeds              NK continued to support
                                  from its yearly Fashion for         FTBC, recognizing the 15th
                                  Action runway show to               anniversary of the program
                                  FTBC. The event featured            by donating 20% of sales
                                  clothing from Rachel                from spa services from
                                  Roy, Nicole Miller,                 October 15 – November 15.
                 CandaCe ravan,
                   alanna Bram,   Judith Leiber, Amy                  Taco Tuesday, hosted by
                     nisha shah
                                  Smilovic, Tommy Hilfiger            Krupp Group, donated tips
                                  and Colette Malouf, and             and raffle proceeds from
                                  raised almost $35,000.              its October 27 edition.

     intErnAtionAl pArticipAtion                                      ftbc australia
                                                                      In 2009 FTBC Australia partnered with
                                                            , through which FTBC
                                                                      Australia’s Designer Ambassadors
                                                                      (Collette Dinnigan, sass & bide, Ksubi,
                                                       FtBC ireland   Easton Pearson, Akira, and Willow)
                                                                      designed, produced, manufactured
                                                                      and retailed a Limited Edition garment
                                                                      inspired by the FTBC brand. Each of
                                                                      these limited edition pieces were
                                                                      sold online at, in the
                                                                      designer’s boutiques and other major
                                                                      retailers across Australia.
                                                                      ftbc braZil
                                                                      For the 2009 FTBC Brazil campaign,
                                                                      IBCC inspired sales with three
                                                                      numbers–driven ads like the
                                                                      one opposite, with captions like,
                                                                      “To pay one year of the service
                                                                      cost of radiation sessions, we need
                                                                      to sell 450,725 t-shirts.”
                                                                      ftbc caNada
                                                                      Rethink Breast Cancer launched their
                                                                      eighth annual campaign, partnering
                                                                      with Joe Fresh Style. The national
                                                                      fund-raising campaign focused on the
                                                                      sale of limited edition T-shirts. Rethink
                                                                      Breast Cancer worked with the team
                                                                      at Joe Fresh to create fashionable tees
                                                                      at great prices. A full 100% of the net
                                                                      proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts
                                                                      fund various, support and awareness
                                                                      programs operated by Rethink Breast
                                                                      Cancer, and benefit women and families
                                                                      affected by the disease nationwide.

                                                                                           a global exclusive for the 2009
                                                                                           FTBC Ireland Campaign. The bright
                                                                                           multi-coloured limited edition canvas
                                                                                           tote depicting “Love Paul Smith” reflected
                                                                             FtBC Brazil
                                                                                           the designer’s signature style while
                                                                                           incorporating the distinctive FTBC bull’s
                                                                                           eye target logo. The designer bag retailed
                                                                                           exclusively at Brown Thomas and BT2
                                                                                           stores for €35 and all proceeds raised
                                                                                           benefitted Action Breast Cancer and
                                                                                           Europa Donna. Additionally, for the
                                                                                           first time ever, Paul Smith also designed
                                                                                           a world exclusive FTBC men’s t-shirt,
                                                                                           to highlight awareness for breast cancer
                                                                                           amongst men.
                                                                                           ftbc japaN
                                                                                           Partnering with FTBC, Theory Japan
                                                                                           created a with tote with a self-check LIV
                                                                                           AID kit, sold in all Theory/Theory Luxe
                                                                                           stores in Japan. Net proceeds benefitted
                                                                                           the Japan Cancer Society and FTBC.
                                                                                           ftbc portugal
                                                                                           In April 2009, Portugal launched its
                                                                                           fourth annual T-shirt campaign with
                                                                                           Lanidor, this time in black and gold,
                                                                                           which promptly sold out. In the fall,
                                                                                           Fashion Targets Breast Cancer by
                                                                                           women’secret returned to Portugal
                                                                                           for the second annual campaign with
                                                                                           a specialty collection of casualwear.
                                                                                           Both initiatives were supported and
                                                                                           promoted by Portuguese celebrities.
                                                                                           ftbc uk
                                                                                           Leah Wood, Sarah Ferguson, Jade
                                                                                           Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Abigail Clancy,
                                                                                           Sara Cox, Gerry DeVeaux, June
                                                                                           Sarpong, Duncan James and Mark
                                                                                           Foster graced the 2009 FTBC UK
                                                                                           national ad campaign on countrywide
                                                                                           posters and strutting their stuff on
                                                                                           women the opportunity to create
                                                                                           an online version of themselves and
                                                                                           make their catwalk debut in the FTBC
ftbc cyprus                                   was a march, where over 700 people           collection alongside the ten celebrities
FTBC Cyprus completed its second              attended—including the minister of           supporting the campaign. Additionally,
successful year, with an increase in retail   health, members of parliament and            the site provided trend scoops from
presence and community involvement            other personalities all wearing their        international style guru Gerry DeVeaux,
which included a student organized a          FTBC Cyprus shirts.                          exclusive celebrity interviews and
fashion show with over 300 people in                                                       behind-the-scenes celebrity gossip
                                              ftbc greece
attendance. The students served as                                                         from the fashion shoot.
                                              FTBC Greece based this year’s
models, and the show increased breast                                                         The iconic target logo, this time in
                                              campaign on mothers and daughters,
cancer awareness for both students                                                         black and white, was interpreted by Marks
                                              hoping to urge women of all age groups
and their parents. Additionally, FTBC                                                      & Spencer, River Island, Warehouse,
                                              to support the fight against breast
Cyprus also supported the weekend-                                                         Topshop, Coast,,
                                              cancer and to buy an FTBC t-shirt.
long “Tell a Story” trade show, where                                                      Laura Ashley and Goodone into on-trend
young designers are given the chance          ftbc irelaNd                                 designs, each with a 30% donation
to display their work. In October, FTBC       Luxury department store Brown Thomas         to Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help
Cyprus organized several breast cancer        teamed up with internationally renowned      the charity with its life-saving research,
awareness events, the highlight of which      British designer Paul Smith to create        campaigning and education work.

phil Anthropy fAshion’s night out

fAshion’s night out
9.10.09 Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) put
the fun back in shopping when more
than 800 stores across the cities’ five
boroughs stayed open until 11:00pm
and entertained shoppers with
designer and celebrity appearances,
special products and fun activities.
FNO was created by the CFDA, Vogue,
NYC & Company, and the City of
New York to celebrate fashion, restore
consumer confidence and boost the
industry’s economy in the midst of
the recession. And the results were
outstanding: in-store traffic was up
50% that night and into the weekend,
and seven out of ten people went
home with something new that night.
In addition, two important New York
charities benefitted from the evening:
the September 11 Memorial and Museum
(which received profits from the sale
of a wildly popular FNO T-shirt) and the
New York City AIDS Fund (beneficiary
of a city-wide clothing drive).
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7th on sAlE grAnts AwArDED
> In 2007, 7th on Sale raised               7th oN sale 20 07 beN e f i c i a r i es to dat e :

$4.2 million for HIV/AIDS organizations.    africa N s ervi c es       commuNity health           ha r m r e d u ct i oN       pu b l i c h e a lt h
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                              hE Alth initiAtiv E

                        is bEAuty
                        2.13.09— 2.20.09 In support of the CFDA
                        Health Initiative, Donna Karan, Michael
                        Kors, Patrick Robinson, Talbots, and
                        Diane von Furstenberg designed
                        merchandise with the tagline “Health
                        Is Beauty,” with all proceeds benefiting
                        the initiative. The items were sold during
                        the February Fashion Week in a space
                        donated by IMG Fashion and designed
                        by Calvin Klein. Follow up sales took
                        place on both and

stylist                         hEAlth ADvicE for
                                moDEls on thE go
brEAkfAst                       9.9.09— 9.17.09 Continuing
                                its campaign of awareness,
9.9.09 Building on              the CFDA produced and
the success of the              distributed nutritional tip
previous roundtable             cards during the September
                                Fashion Week. The “Model
talks, the CFDA                 Foods for the Model Life”
hosted a breakfast              cards showcased an image
                                from Kenny Bonavitacola
for top fashion                 which was featured in the
stylists to discuss             American Fashion Cookbook,
the issues outlined             published by Assouline, and
                                advised models on simple
in the CFDA                     healthy eating tips for Fashion
Health Initiative.              Week and beyond. Joy Bauer,
                                nutritionist and member of
The attendees were              the CFDA Health Initiative
given a private forum           Committee, composed the
in which to outline             tips. MAC + Milk featured the
                                cards at their venues and IMG
concerns and                    Fashion and other agencies
courses of action.              distributed them to their models.

in General

     in gEnE r Al

     yeohlee teng,
     miChael kors,
     elie tahari,
     marCus wainwright,
     nanette lePore

                          sAvE thE gArmEnt cEntEr
                                          10.21.09 The Save the
                                          Garment Center rally drew
                                          hundreds of supporters
                                          including Michael Kors,
                                          Diane von Furstenberg,
                                          Nanette Lepore, elie Tahari
                                          onto Seventh Avenue to
                                          raise awareness of the
                                          planned rezoning of the
                                          Garment District. The rally
                                          was supported by the
                                          CFDA, the Garment Center
                                          Suppliers Association,
                                          the Garment Industry
                                          Development Corporation,
                                          the New York Industrial
                                          Retention Network, the
                                          Pratt Center for Community
                                          Development, Save the
                                          Garment District, and
                                          Workers United.

DEsign trust for public spAcE
9.8.09 The Design Trust for Public              In the second track, a Design Trust         also review real estate trends, zoning
Space, in collaboration with the CFDA,       Fellow will conduct a feasibility study to     regulations, and business retention
announced the selection of a new project     assess the viability of the fashion industry   initiatives, including the current EDC
that addresses the future of the garment     cluster in Midtown. The central question       consolidation proposal. This track will
district in New York: “Made in Midtown”      of the study will be: does the fashion         result in a report to city agencies and
will commission a comprehensive              industry need to remain in Midtown?            other interested parties.
study of the fashion industry’s presence     The Fellow will review prior industry             The Design Trust for Public Space
in the neighborhood and its place in         surveys and reports, and analyze               ( is a not-for-profit
New York’s creative economy.                 precedents of successful fashion clusters      organization dedicated to improving the
   The study will include two                and light industrial districts in New York     quality and understanding of New York
simultaneous and complementary               and around the world. The Fellow will          City's public realm—from parks and
tracks of investigation. In the first,                                                      plazas to streets and public buildings.
a Design Trust Fellow will interview                                                        Since its inception in 1995, the Design
key fashion industry stakeholders—                                                          Trust has successfully completed more
including designers, manufacturing                                                          than two dozen projects, improving the
workers, fashion school deans,                                                              urban experience for all New Yorkers.
and others—in the garment district,                                                            The study is supported by the CFDA,
Sunset Park, and other clusters of                                                          The Diller-von Furstenberg Family
fashion production to gather insights                                                       Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss
into what works and what doesn’t                                                            Foundation, Nanette Lepore and Bob
within the industry. This first track will                                                  Savage, the New York City Department
culminate in a publication and website,                                                     of Cultural Affairs, the Louise and Arde
as well as a public launch event.                                                           Bulova Fund and the Tharanco Group.

schmAttA scrEEning
10.14.09 HBO and the CFDA hosted
a private advanced screening of the
film Schmatta: Rags to Riches to
Rags, a documentary on the cultural
importance of the history of the
garment industry. After the viewing,
the invitees were treated to a panel
discussion with panelists CFDA
member Stan Herman, filmmaker
Marc Levin, CFDA member Nanette
Lepore and fabric cutter Joe Raico.

cfDA on fAcEbook AnD twittEr
8.09 CFDA continued to expand its web
presence with the addition of very active
                                                  gEoffrEy bEEnE Exhibit
                                                  11.7.09—3.1.10 The Fashion Design Department of Phoenix Art Museum
Facebook and Twitter accounts for both            hosted Geoffrey Beene: Trapeze, displaying one-of-a-kind garments and
the CFDA and FTBC, giving fans a chance           unique items which highlighted the designer’s conceptual art approach
to correspond with the organization.              to dressmaking. The CFDA sponsored the exhibit.

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                                                                              lobbying continuEs
                                                                              for DEsign protEction
                                                                              > The CFDA continued to work closely with supporters
                                                                              in both the House and the Senate on language designed
                                                                              to facilitate passage of a bill to protect fashion designs.
                                                                              On April 23 Steven Kolb, accompanied by members
                                                                              Narciso Rodriguez, Thakoon Panichgul, Maria
                                                                              Cornejo, and Jason Wu, spent the day in Washington
                                                                              D.C. lobbying Congress to support the Design Piracy
                                                                              Prohibition Act (DPPA) and celebrating its reintroduction
                                                                              by Representatives Delahunt, Nadler and Goodlatte in
                                                                              the U.S. House of Representatives. During their visit,
                                                                              the group met with key members of Congress that
                                                                              oversee copyright legislation and concluded the day
                                                                              with a reception hosted by the designers at The Capitol
                                                                              Visitors Center. Additional visits by members Tory Burch,
                                                         thakoon PaniChgul,
                                                             maria CorneJo,   Francisco Costa and Tracy Reese, as well as Liz Claiborne’s
                                                        senator mark udall,   Tim Gunn and Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall,
                                                                  Jason wu
                                                                              kept up the momentum for the bill throughout the year.

                                                                                steven kolB

     cfDA supports proJEct AngEl fooD
     12.3.09 Project Angel Food’s 17th annual         After the event, more than 10,000        more than 13,000 meals are
     Divine Design fund-raiser began with an       consumers shopped the Divine Design         cooked and delivered each week to
     opening night gala in Los Angeles. During     boutique for discounted designer            men, women and children affected
     the evening, the CFDA’s executive director    fashion, accessories, beauty, and decor,    by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other
     Steven Kolb was honored with its Man of       all at 50% and more off retail, with        life-threatening illnesses.
     Style Award. Margaret Russell, Elle Decor     100% of every penny spent going to             Other honorees included Woman
     editor-in-chief and one of the event’s        Project Angel Food. The CFDA and its        of Style Christina Hendricks from
     honorary chairs, presented him with the       membership contributed generously           “Mad Men,” Fashion Icon Barbie, and
     award after a short film directed by Fisher   to the merchandise sold, helping raise      Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda who was
     Stevens which showed Kolb at work.            funds for the organization, which is        posthumously given the Interior Design
     CFDA members in attendance included           the only free meal-delivery program         Pioneer Award. The other honorary
     Thom Browne, Irene Neuwirth, Scott            serving all of L.A. County. With the        chairs were Elle editor Joe Zee and
     Sternberg, and Koi Suwannagate.               support of 1,500 active volunteers,         interior designer Michael Smith.

BOA R D OF DIRECTORS                                                               C F DA E M E R I T US BOA R D
P R ES IDENT:            DANA BUCHMAN         NICO L E M I L L E R                 J OS E P H A B BOU D            CA LV I N K L E I N
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG    DAVID CHU            RO B E RT L E E M O R R I S          L I N DA A L L A R D            M A RY M C FA D D E N
V I C E PRESIDENT:       KENNETH COLE         TRACY R E ES E                       J E F F R EY BA N KS            RO B E RT L E E M O R R I S
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G E N E RAL SECRETARY:   MARC ECKO            SEL I M A SA L AU N                  CA RO L I N A H E R R E RA      CY N T H I A ST E F F E
Y EO H LEE TENG          STAN HERMAN          KAT E S PA D E                       TO M M Y H I L F I G E R        M O N I K A T I L L EY
D I R ECTORS:            MICHAEL KORS         ISA B E L TO L E D O                 ALEXANDER JULIAN                PAT R I C I A U N D E RWO O D
                         DEREK LAM            JOH N VA RVATOS                      D O N N A K A RA N              J O H N VA RVATOS
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