Council of Fashion Designers of America

(CFDA)
   This nonprofit trade organization was founded in 1962 by some of America's foremost fashion and accessories designers. Some of its founding members included Bill Blass, Rudi Gernreich, Norman Norell, Arnold Scaasi, and Pauline Trigere. By 2005, its membership had grown to more than 250 members. One of the organization's missions is to become more involved in educational support at both the high-school and college level and to encourage emerging design talent. In 2004, the CFDA partnered with Vogue magazine to present an annual monetary award to a deserving new designer or design firm. Stan Herman served as president of the CFDA for more than 15 years. In 2005, the bylaws of the CFDA were changed to limit presidential terms to two years. In 2006, Diane von Furstenberg was elected president.
   See also Wintour, Anna.

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