From today, the federation will be know as La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has selected five new guest members for the July shows in Paris.
The men’s wear labels have been elected full-fledged members of the union.
Some 11 young France-based designers took part in the fall edition of the Chambre Syndicale-backed showroom.
There are now 15 fashion houses with the elite credentials, which carry stringent requirements.
Frédéric Galinier, who joined the French fashion industry’s governing body in November, succeeds federation veteran Sylvie Zawadzki.
Key figures gathered to hash out industry challenges at the Paris-based event, backed by France’s Ministries of Culture and Industries.
France’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture elected six new guest members for the January couture shows.
The IFM is to consolidate with the École de la Chambre Syndicale over a multiyear process.