Tom Ford Named Chairman Of CFDA

Tom Ford Named Chairman Of CFDA

Ford will be the 11th designer to lead the organization.

Ford will be the 11th designer to lead the organization.

Text: Connor Jordan

Tom Ford will be the new chairman of the CFDA, succeeding Diane Von Furstenberg who held the position for the last 13 years. The selection was confirmed at a meeting on Tuesday with the CFDA board members and will take effect on January 1st, 2020. Von Furstenberg commends the decision explaining, “Tom is a role model for all of us, and we are very lucky to have him as the next chairman of the CFDA, American Fashion could not wish for a better visionary to further grow its impact in the global landscape.”

Ford will be tasked with reinventing the NYFW landscape and continuing the strides Von Furstenberg has made in model health initiatives, sustainability and diversity on the runway. In a statement, Ford explains, “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.”

Credits: Photo: Sølve Sundsbø

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