The impact of the Council of Fashion Designers of America can be felt far and wide, but if you want the true history, make sure you check out this new book, IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, by Patricia Mears. With an introduction from Cathy Horyn and a foreword from Diane von Furstenberg, the current president of the CFDA, this book is sure to have all the nitty-gritty details.
So, what will you find inside? Mears has written an essay on the history of the CFDA, which is anchored with over 300 “personal impact statements” from some of the designers that the CFDA has helped propel to stardom—including Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few. In addition, you will find never-before-seen images from these designers, highlighting the true impact that the CFDA has had on their careers.
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA ($60) is available now at Amazon.com. The book accompanies the upcoming exhibition of the same name, which will take place at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York from February 10 through April 17.