BONJOUR, PARIS: It’s round two for the Americans in Paris program by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue, and underwritten by Tommy Hilfiger. Ten past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists will show their collections in a shared showroom space at Paris’ Galerie Joyce at Palais Royal from March 3 to 5, during Paris Fashion Week. They are Billy Reid, Creatures of the Wind, Albertus Swanepoel, Ohne Titel, Pamela Love, Prabal Gurung, George Esquivel, Gregory Parkinson, Monique Péan and Simon Spurr. “The designers are able to develop new international contacts and business opportunities that will help them further new business globally,” CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb said.
To celebrate the showcase and honor the designers and Hilfiger, the U.S Ambassador to France, Charles H. Rivkin and his wife, Susan M. Tolson, will open the doors to their residence for a private cocktail party on March 2.
This story first appeared in the February 7, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.