During fashion week I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of the Impact: Fifty Years of the CFDA exhibition held at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to getting a first peak at the iconic garments on display, I got to rub shoulders with the most influential American designers of our time – including Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, who made a heartfelt speech on why ‘impact’ perfectly embodies what the exhibit stands for. Here’s an excerpt from my coverage for MyFDB, as well as the photographs I took during the press preview.
“Upon entering the The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the city’s sole exhibition gallery dedicated to the art of fashion, you will find towering walls befitted with some of the most remarkable creations derived from American Designers over the past half-century. The display is all part of ‘Impact: Fifty Years of the CFDA, which celebrates the Council of Fashion Designer of America, the leading fashion trade organization in the United States. The exhibition features 100 garments and accessories and each living designer highlighted has selected an ensemble of their own creation that represents his/her impact on the fashion world. Whatever catches your eye first be it Diane Von Furstenberg’s leopard wrap dress circa 1974 or Thom Browne’s pheasant feather suit from his Mens F/W 2008/2009 collection, it is apparent that you are in the presence of milestone pieces of American fashion.” Read more here
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Designer Diane von Furstenberg is the creator of her eponymous clothing line. She's most famous for designing the iconic wrap dress, which made its debut in 1970s. A mainstay of chic women's wardrobes, her dress is still produced by her line today. In 1976, her success ea...Read more >>