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Tom Ford Elected Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford has been elected chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The appointment was ratified by the CFDA board of directors at a meeting Tuesday. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Ford will succeed Diane von Furstenberg, who was named president of the CFDA in 2006 and became chairwoman in 2015.
WWD broke the news last week that Ford was in line to succeed von Furstenberg. Under von Furstenberg, along with Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, the organization has ushered in a period of unprecedented growth for American fashion, followed by the current period of volatility triggered by seismic changes within and outside of fashion.
Von Furstenberg had succeeded Stan Herman, who served in the role for 16 years.
Ford is the 11th person to hold the position, which had previously been titled president until it was upgraded to chairman for von Furstenberg in 2015. The roster of presidents has included Herman, Sydney Wragge, Norman Norell, Oscar de la Renta, Herbert Kasper, Bill Blass, Mary McFadden, Perry Ellis and Carolyne Roehm.
While the vote took place at the CFDA board meeting, most of the meeting was expected to focus on the upcoming CFDA Fashion Awards gala.
Some 23 people serve on the

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