NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America ratified 33 new members at a board meeting this week.
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They are Charlotte Ronson; Prabal Gurung; Eddie Borgo; Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill; Gregory Parkinson; Jen Kao; Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais; Blake Mycoskie of Toms Shoes; Theory’s Olivier Theyskens; United Bamboo’s Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki; Fred Allard of Nine West; Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet; Tess Giberson; Haute Hippie’s Trish Westcoat Pound; Rubin & Chapelle’s Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle; Ippolita Rostagno of Ippolita; Mara Hoffman; Gryson’s Joy Gryson; Tucker’s Gaby Basora; Christian Cota; Shaun Kearney of Cynthia Steffe; A.L.C.’s Andrea Lieberman; Scott Hahn and Rogan Gregory of Rogan/Loomstate; Luis Fernandez of Number:Lab; Melissa Joy Manning; Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon; Barton Perreira’s Patty Perreira, and Derrick Miller of Barker Black Ltd.
The group brings the number of CFDA members to 406, and Donna Karan will officially welcome the members with a party in the fall.
“The class of 2011 represents the largest number of designers since the organization’s founding in 1962,” Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, said. “Each new member is uniquely talented and collectively they add strength to the ever growing influence of the CFDA and American fashion.”