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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Ford Tapped to Head CFDA

Tom Ford — chairman of the CFDA?
That’s the plan, according to sources, who say that Diane von Furstenberg is ready to step down from the post, with Ford poised to take over. Both the CFDA and Ford declined comment Wednesday.
The move would come after von Furstenberg’s legendary 13-year tenure during which, working with CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb, she oversaw a period of unprecedented, heady growth for American fashion and the organization itself, followed by the current period of volatility triggered by seismic cultural changes within and outside of fashion.
“The truth is that we are in a moment of everything moving…” von Furstenberg told WWD in the fall. “It’s a very unsettling moment.”
The changing of the guard could happen as early as Tuesday, when the CFDA board meets to vote on Ford’s until now under-the-radar nomination.
When von Furstenberg was elected in 2006 to follow Stan Herman, WWD reported that her role would be to serve as the public face of the organization. She also had the mandate to galvanize the American fashion community and respond to members’ needs. She was to work closely with then-executive director Kolb, who joined in December 2005.
Assuming ratification, Ford would be the 11th person

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