CDFA hails 30 new members

Surely the world's most stylish club

As clubs go, it's pretty darned exclusive. The CFDA – aka the Council of Fashion Designers of America – counts the likes of Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen among its members, and its President is none other than her royal DvF-ness. And now its become even more fabulous, having just opened its doors to 30 new members.

So who's made the cut? Edun's Creative Director Danielle Sherman, Maiyet's Kristy Caylor, model and Lemlem designer Liya Kebede are just a few of the inductees – check out the full list below. The new members will be welcomed into the fold in a suitably stylish manner, with an autumn bash hosted by Kenneth Cole. As induction ceremonies go, it sure beats the pound-a-pint affairs from our Uni society days…

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Those new members in full:

Linda Balti, AMOUR VERT

Raan Parton, APOLIS

Shea Parton, APOLIS

Arielle Shapiro, ARI DEIN

Ashley Pittman, ASHLEY PITTMAN


Doug Burkman, BURKMAN BROS

Carlos Campos, CARLOS CAMPOS

Clare Vivier, CLARE VIVIER

Danielle Sherman, EDUN


Eva Zuckerman, EVA FEHREN

Jonathan Simkhai, JONATHAN SIMKHAI

Jussara Lee, JUSSARA LEE

Barbara McReynolds, L.A. EYEWORKS

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Gai Gherardi, L.A. EYEWORKS

Liya Kebede, LEMLEM

Kristy Caylor, MAIYET

Marc Alary, MARC ALARY

Paige Novick, PAIGE NOVICK

Ruthie Davis, RUTHIE DAVIS

Virginie Promeyrat, SELIMA DESIGN

Sharon Khazzam, SHARON KHAZZAM

Johnny Talbot, TALBOT RUNHOF

Tim Coppens, TIM COPPENS

Ulla Johnson, ULLA JOHNSON

Veronica Miele Beard, VERONICA BEARD

Veronica Swanson Beard, VERONICA BEARD

Cynthia Sakai, VITA FEDE

Whitney Pozgay, WHIT