1962 Eleanor Lambert starts the Council of Fashion Designers of America, rallying a group of designers behind her—including Bill Blass, Donald Brooks, Rudi Gernreich, Norman Norell, Arnold Scaasi and Pauline Trigere—to “further the position of fashion design as a recognized branch of American art and culture” and “to advance its artistic and professional needs.”
Lambert was responding to the call of Sen. Claiborne Pell, chairman of a special subcommittee on the arts of the Committee on Public Welfare, and Sen. Jacob K. Javits, who had invited the fashion publicist to attend an open hearing on the establishment of an arts council in Washington.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"