Fashion Scoops: Cassini’s Comeback … Souped Up … Hold the Pickles
CASSINI’S COMEBACK: For those who felt the nominations for this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards were looking a little same-old, same-old, the organization’s board of directors felt it was time to...
CASSINI’S COMEBACK: For those who felt the nominations for this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards were looking a little same-old, same-old, the organization’s board of directors felt it was time to shake things up with a new award — which is being given to a 90-year old. The CFDA came up with the new Board of Directors’ Special Tribute, the first of which will go to Oleg Cassini at the June 2 event.
Stan Herman, president of the CFDA and an employee of Cassini in the Fifties, said the award was conceived to further the group’s effort to reconnect with the roots of American fashion, while also creating an opportunity to honor those who might not be considered for the main designer of the year categories.
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