WELCOMING COMMITTEE: The CFDA held its biannual board meeting followed by cocktails for 26 new members. Francisco Costa, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elie Tahari, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Derek Lam, Robert Geller and Maria Cornejo were among those toasting the new arrivals at the new Bleecker Street CFDA headquarters. “It’s like joining a family that I have known about for a long time,” said new member Joseph Altuzarra. Other incoming designers on hand included Vince Camuto, Current/Elliott’s Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, Pamela Love, Lisa Perry and Tabitha Simmons. It wasn’t just the newbies who had reason to celebrate. Tommy Hilfiger, Jenna Lyons, Mimi So and Kara Ross were named to the CFDA board, as Costa, David Chu and Patrick Robinson rotated out.
October 18, 2012