For the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York is hosting an exclusive exhibition to display iconic creations.
Approximately 100 garments and accessories designed by the CFDA's most notable creators of the last 50 years will be on display. Apart from this, the exhibition will also showcase visual images and acknowledgement of the nearly 600 designers who have been members over the last five decades.
There will also be work by historical CFDA members selected by the exhibition curators.
The event, titled Fifty Years of the CFDA, was conceived by council President Diane von Furstenberg as a tribute to the illustrious designs of the CFDA's many members through the years.
Included in the list of designers for the exhibition are Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Isabel Toledo and Rodarte.
American designers have always had impact on how people dress, said von Furstenberg.
In honor of that creativity and in celebration of the CFDA's 50th anniversary, we are proud to present, in partnership with The Museum at FIT, an exhibit that represents the tremendous work of our members for the last five decades. 'Impact' was the one word that came to mind immediately - it is so strong and defining of our individual and collective influence that we knew right away that our exhibit would be called Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA.
The council was founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert and 50 of America's leading fashion designers to promote fashion talents based in the United States. The exhibition will be on display until April 20.