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Congrats are in order for CEO of the CFDA Steven Kolb, who married freelancer producer Jay Inkpen yesterday!
New York Fashion Week starts in about two weeks, and that means editors, models, bloggers, and fashion-y celebs will descend upon the Big Apple for a weeklong marathon of runway shows and swanky parties. It also means that the industry needs a refresher on keeping models happy and healthy.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has decided to leave its offices in New York’s Garment District for more space farther downtown. The move has some designers questioning the group’s commitment to the Midtown neighborhood, which has seen declining occupancy by actual producers of clothing over the past few decades.
The Fashion Week scheduling drama continues to rage on! Let’s take a look at the latest round of statements.
Reader beware: the Twitter echo chamber is a dangerous thing. Contrary to popular internet belief, Suzy Menkes DID NOT break news that Raf Simons is taking over at Yves Saint Laurent.
Designers presenting at New York Fashion Week are being advised strongly to card models in an effort to comply with the CFDA’s recommended age limit, which says girls under 16 shouldn’t walk in major shows. So within the next week, a bunch of 15-year-old models are going to be on the hunt for fake IDs.
Speaking of intellectual property and all that, the Council of Fashion Designers of America have issued a design manifesto. We dig it!
The Council of Fashion Designers of America welcomed 33 new members this week! Congrats, newbies!
If there was ever any doubt that First Lady Michelle Obama is an incredibly important player in the American fashion industry, the fact that the Council of Fashion Designers of America released an official statement about one of her outfits should clear it up.
Most Saturday mornings we find ourselves in our PJs, eating toast and looking for news. But today we were invited to the Diane von Furstenberg lounge in the meatpacking district, where some the accessories business’s biggest players assembled to talk about the future of baubles, bags, shoes, and — randomly — tattoos.