Tom Ford has been named the new chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, effective June 2019. Taking over from Diane Von Furstenberg who led the organization for 13 years, Tom Ford will be the 11th person to take up the position.
The CFDA position which was called ‘president’ was changed to chairman for von Furstenberg in 2015. Tom Ford will lead a board of some 19 people, including Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Ashley Olsen and von Furstenberg.
According to Tom Ford,
“As the Chairman, I look forward to continuing the incredible work Diane has done over the last 13 years. Diane is a true force and her contribution to the CFDA and to American fashion immeasurable. We all owe her a great deal.”
Diane von Furstenberg, on the other hand, had praises for Tom and in a statement she said:
“I am so excited that Tom Ford has agreed to come and lead the CFDA. American Fashion could not wish for a better visionary to further grow its impact on the global landscape. Tom is a role model for all of us, and we are very lucky to have him as the next Chairman of the CFDA.”
Photo credit: IG | Tomford, Masterclass.com
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