Prabal Gurung, Aurora James Unanimously Elected Vice Chairs of CFDA – WWD

The Council of Fashion Designers of America unanimously elected Prabal Gurung and Aurora James as vice-chairs, Maria Cornejo as secretary, and Stacey Bendett Eisner as treasurer at its semi-annual board meeting on Tuesday.

They will begin their role on January 1, when Tom Brown takes over as chairman of the CFDA.

As reported, Brown will succeed Tom Ford, who has completed his three-year term on May 31st. Since then, CFDA Chief Executive Stephen Kolb has served as interim chairman of his CFDA.

Previously, Tracy Reese was Vice Chair, Vera Wang was Secretary, and Stan Harman was Treasurer.

Tuesday’s meeting, the first in-person meeting since the outbreak of COVID-19, was held at Veronica’s restaurant on Park Avenue South in New York City.

Additionally, Reese, Diane von Furstenberg, Norma Kamali, and Reed Krakoff were re-elected to the CFDA Board of Directors.

The CFDA Board of Directors has 18 members and serves six-year terms.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the CFDA has 450 members of women’s, men’s, jewelry and accessory designers. Its mission is to strengthen the influence of American fashion in the global economy.

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