Tom Ford Is the Next Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford has been elected by The Council of Fashion Designers of America as the next Chairman of the CFDA. The award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer will assume the role starting January 1, 2020, which was ratified by the CFDA board of directors at a meeting on Tuesday.

Breaking News! @TomFord will be the next Chairman of the CFDA, succeeding Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg effective January 1, 2020. Read the full story.

— CFDA (@CFDA) March 19, 2019

Ford will succeed Diane von Furstenberg, who became chairwoman in 2015, and Ford becomes the 11th person to hold the position. The roster of previous presidents/chairmans has included Stan Herman, Carolyne Roehm, Perry Ellis, Mary McFadden, Bill Blass, Herbert Kasper, Oscar de la Renta, Norman Norell, and Sydney Wragge.

Tom Ford has been a member of the CFDA since 2000 and upon learning of his appointment, the designer said in a statement, “Having lived and worked in each of the global fashion capitals of the world, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the voice of American Fashion and its designers.”

He added, “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 is immeasurable. We all owe her a great deal.”

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