Congratulations to the new class of the Council of Fashion Designers of America! Membership into this organization is a big step forward for the career of any American designer, and this year, 32 designers made the cut. “Acceptance in to the CFDA family is validation of a designer’s talent and it is an opportunity to access the many offerings and programs provided by the organization,” Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, said in a statement. “Our membership is the highest it has ever been having grown over the last 7 years from 250 to 454 with the addition of the class of 2013.” Included among this year’s new members are some familiar faces, including Christian Siriano, Jennifer Meyer (the jewelry designer wife to Tobey Maguire), and Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of CFDA award-winning Suno. Scroll down to see a full list of the 2013 inductees. More
Get your pantsuits ready! While former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended last night’s 2013 CFDA Awards to present the Founders Award to her dear friend Oscar de la Renta, she also used the opportunity to pitch an show idea to the night’s host, Bravo TV exec Andy Cohen. “We could call it Project Pantsuit,” Clinton joked. “We have all kinds of ideas. So just call me after tonight, Andy.” We’d watch! Hear her whole speech in the video above, which also includes the endearing story of the first time she met famed designer, de la Renta.
Plus, see what everyone wore to the 2013 CFDA Awards.
“You Can’t Fake Fashion” is back again! For the third year in a row, the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up with eBay to bring you a collection of designer totes that raise awareness and money for the CFDA Foundation to fight counterfeiting. This year, the 90 designs include pieces from your favorite designers, like Kate Spade New York (pink) to Diane Von Furstenberg (lip-covered), and Tory Burch (tassel add-ons). And you’ll see more than just totes, too—there are clutches, gym bags, plastic pouches, and even messenger-style flaps. Visit fashionvault.ebay.com to see all of the one-of-a-kind designs and place your bids (the auction closes at 12 p.m. EST on March 25). If you want show your support sans bidding, scoop up the standard design with aqua You Can’t Fake Fashion lettering for $50 each.
Plus, see more accessories we love.
For the second year of its “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign, the Council of Fashion Designers of America is teaming up with eBay to bring you a collection of designer anti-counterfeiting totes. Seventy-five top labels, including Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kate Spade, personalized the zip-top bags to raise awareness against counterfeit goods. The designer items will be available for $200 at fashionvault.ebay.com starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, as well as four standard ivory totes for $45 each. Proceeds will be donated to the CFDA Foundation to fight counterfeiting. Click through the gallery to see the designer bag makeovers we love most, and set your calendar reminder—last year’s collection sold out instantly!