On this day in fashion history

In 2006, Diane von Furstenberg was announced as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) The long, winded process saw fellow designer Joseph Abboud take second place.

“The most important thing – and I would like this to be my legacy – is to really create an incredible network service system. I would like to go to the mayor and see what he can do for us. Our mayor appreciates that the fashion business is a huge business, and I would like to see what we could do together” is what she had to say about her appointment.

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