NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America has added 40 members to the organization, bringing total membership to 508.

“The 40 new members — the highest number joining the organization in its history — add to the diversity of the CFDA community,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA. New members include designers in such categories as jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, lingerie and millinery from locations such as Los Angeles, Miami, Kansas City, Mo., and Austin, Tex.

Among the new members are Ana Khouri; Louise Camuto of the Camuto Group; Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air; Misha Nonoo; Nellie Partow; Rosie Assoulin; Gigi Burris of Gigi Burris Millinery; Sally LaPointe; Paul Andrew; Tanya Taylor; Siki Im; Francesca Amfitheatrof of Tiffany & Co., and Tome’s Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin.

In addition, the CFDA voted to make Diane von Furstenberg chairman. Her title had previously been president. Kolb, ceo, adds the title of president. Lisa Smilor, executive director, was elevated to executive vice president.

CFDA board member Reed Krakoff will host the new members party at his home on Oct. 27. Krakoff became admissions committee chairman this year, succeeding Stan Herman, who had served in that role since 2006.

Admissions occur each spring. The application includes a resume, portfolio and other materials that represent the candidate’s work to date and two letters of recommendation from active CFDA members in the same area of design. The candidates must be American citizens designing in the U.S. or abroad or foreign nationals with businesses based in the U.S.

The new CFDA members are:

Ana Khouri, ANA KHOURI

Matt Baldwin, BALDWIN

Louise Camuto, CAMUTO GROUP

Leigh Batnick Plessner, CATBIRD

Rony Vardi, CATBIRD

Guido Campello, COSABELLA

David Hart, DAVID HART

Sara Beltran, DEZSO BY SARA BELTRAN

Brett Heyman, EDIE PARKER

Gigi Burris, GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY

Shayne Oliver, HOOD BY AIR

John Brevard, JOHN BREVARD

Kendra Scott, KENDRA SCOTT

Lisa Marie Fernandez, LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ

Elizabeth Fortunato, LIZZIE FORTUNATO

Floriana Gavriel, MANSUR GAVRIEL

Rachel Mansur, MANSUR GAVRIEL

Michael Saiger, MIANSAI

Misha Nonoo, MISHA NONOO

Jeff Press, MORGENTHAL FREDERICS

Nellie Partow, NELLIE PARTOW

Paul Andrew, PAUL ANDREW

Raquel Allegra, RAQUEL ALLEGRA

Kristine Johannes, RAUWOLF

Rosie Assoulin, ROSIE ASSOULIN

Ted Kim, RVN

Sally LaPointe, SALLY LAPOINTE

Scosha Woolridge, SCOSHA

Brooke Garber Neidich, SIDNEY GARBER

Siki Im, SIKI IM

Daniel Corrigan, SIMON MILLER

Jake Sargent, SIMON MILLER

Paige Dellavalle, STELLA VALLE

Ashley Jung, STELLA VALLE

Britt Cosgrove, SVILU

Marina Polo, SVILU

Tanya Taylor, TANYA TAYLOR

Francesca Amfitheatrof, TIFFANY & CO.

Ryan Lobo, TOME

Ramon Martin, TOME

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