NEW YORK — If Mayor Bloomberg can do it, so can DVF.
At the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s board meeting earlier today, the board voted to make changes to the bylaws, and re-elected Diane von Furstenberg for a third, two-year term as president of the organization.
This is a change from a bylaw put in place five years ago, which, after Stan Herman served in that role for 15 years, restricted CFDA presidents to two two-year terms. Von Furstenberg, whose presidency would have come to an end at the end of this year, will now serve as president of the CFDA until Dec. 31, 2012.
The decision, which was said to have been supported overwhelmingly by CFDA board members, is seen as a clear vote of confidence in von Furstenberg’s leadership. In the past four years, the designer has worked diligently to work with the industry and grow the organization’s membership.