AS THE CFDA TURNS: If Joseph Abboud is interested in becoming the next president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, he’s going to have to wait it out. Stan Herman, who has served as president of the CFDA since 1991, said he plans to stay in the role until October 2006.

“I was reelected at the board meeting last week for a one-year term, which is up in October. I wanted another year to finish up what I have to finish,” said Herman, who got the board’s OK to stay on another year. “Joseph [Abboud] has expressed an interest, and I’m going to be watching him.”

“I love it, and I’ve done a good job,” added Herman. “I’ve been looking very carefully for the next one, somebody who gives it time and effort. Peter [Arnold, executive director of the CFDA] is very hands-on, and the balance has to work.”

Although Abboud is the only designer who has expressed interest in the unpaid position, Herman said there has to be a vote, and potential candidates must go through the nominating committee and get board approval.  “A year and a half is a long time away,” he said.

Abboud, meanwhile, had no comment, except to say: “I’m on the board. I have such a confidence in the American designer community and am proud to be part of it.” DOGS ON THE CATWALK: It seems the kids walking in Child magazine's fashion show in the tents at Bryant Park on Feb. 7 will now have pets to play with. Target is continuing its New York branding push and is said to be organizing a canine fashion show on Feb. 11 during the 7th on Sixth shows. (Two seasons ago, Target stationed dressed dogs outside the tents but this time the pooches will apparently be strutting down the runways inside.)

Meanwhile, the designers outfitting Lindsay Lohan’s siblings Aliana and Dakota, Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons' daughter Ming Lee and Damon Dash's children Boogie and Ava in the Child magazine show will span high and low fashion. Escada, Burberry, Lucy Sykes Baby, Kenneth Cole, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Sean Jean, Roc-A-Wear, Baby Phat Girlz by Kimora Lee Simmons, Guess, Marc Ecko, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Gap Kids will be among the 45 outfits from fall modeled during the 20-minute show.

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