By  on April 5, 2007

Members of the Italian chamber of fashion have unanimously reelected Mario Boselli president of the association for the next three years, his third term in the post.

Boselli, 66, who helped expand his family company, Marioboselli Yarns, and is also president of Centrobanca, one of Italy's main corporate and investment banks, is credited with promoting a tight relationship with the fashion associations from the U.S., France and the U.K. to map fashion show calendars. He ran unopposed.

A supporter of Italy's healthy models manifesto, Boselli last year looked for international consensus on the plan to issue licenses to fashion models who meet an age and health standard as part of the association's efforts to combat eating disorders. As the old Milan fairgrounds are being dismantled, Boselli helped find new locations for the shows until completion of the city's new Città della Moda, and avoided turning to the Rho-Pero fairgrounds outside Milan.

The Camera Nazionale della Moda also elected the new councilors of the association and members of the board, including Michael Burke, chief executive officer of Fendi; Giuseppe Rossi, managing director at Calvin Klein Inc.; Alessandra Carra, senior vice president and general manager of PRL Fashions of Europe, and Paolo Gerani, ceo of Gilmar, who will sit alongside Gucci ceo Mark Lee and Aeffe chairman Massimo Ferretti.

The organization released financial data for 2006, reporting a profit of 765,897 euros, or $965,030, up from 522,007 euros, or $652,508, in 2005. Currency conversions have been made at average exchange rates for the period to which they refer.

Sponsorships totaled 1.78 million euros, or $2.24 million, which helped Camera Moda Srl to report a positive balance of 10,863 euros, or $13,687 at the end of 2006, compared with a loss of 499,122 euros, or $623,902, the previous year.

"A dynamic, positive image of the Camera helps draw the support of generous sponsors," Boselli said.

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