KARR TO RETIRE FROM TFA ON AUGUST 1
NEW YORK — Norman Karr, executive director of The Fashion Association, said he will retire from the post Aug. 1.
An executive search committee is interviewing candidates for Karr’s post and expects to appoint a new executive director by July 1.
Karr joined TFA, which was then known as the American Institute of Men’s and Boys’ Wear, as director of media relations in August 1956. Ten years later he was named executive director.
During his tenurea at The Fashion Association, Karr inaugurated the organization’s press-kit services, semiannual press previews and the American Image Awards, and also expanded the scope of its activities to include women’s fashion.
Karr said his plans include continuing as a consultant to both the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, and to Jeanswear Communications, two organizations that operate under the management umbrella provided by TFA.