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Council of Fashion Designers of America


Nonprofit trade organization, founded 1962 to "advance the status of fashion design as a branch of American art and culture."

"The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers."

Official Website:

Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Blass
Fashion Designer
22-Jun-1922 12-Jun-2002 Bill Blass, Ltd.
Kenneth Cole
Fashion Designer
23-Mar-1954   Kenneth Cole Productions
Perry Ellis
Fashion Designer
3-Mar-1940 30-May-1986 Founder, Perry Ellis International
Adolfo Sardina
Fashion Designer
15-Feb-1933   Designer favored by Nancy Reagan

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