Topic: CFDA

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg Writes Letter Urging Designers To Take Charge Of Factory Safety

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg Writes Letter Urging Designers To Take Charge Of Factory Safety

It has not been a month of good publicity for the fashion industry. First, a factory supplying many major brands had one of the worst industrial accidents of all time, killing more than 1,000 people. Then, the industry was unable to come together on an agreement to ensure better safety regulations be put into place. Now, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg has written a letter urging the designers themselves to pay better attention to what’s going on in the factories where their clothes are made. More »

Red Carpet Rundown: Fashion Luminaries Come Out For The 2011 CFDA Awards

Red Carpet Rundown: Fashion Luminaries Come Out For The 2011 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards went down last night and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler were the big winners, taking home Womenswear Designer of the Year. See all the attendees in the gallery ahead, from industry titans like Anna Wintour, Diana von Furstenberg and Vera Wang to celebs like Kanye, Chloe Sevigny and (of course) Lady Gaga, who took home the Fashion Icon Award and wore an extremely revealing custom Thierry Mugler gown.
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Link Love: The Day An American Apparel Employee Was Angry (But Not For Sexual Harassment!)

Link Love: The Day An American Apparel Employee Was Angry (But Not For Sexual Harassment!)

Disgruntled ex-American Apparel employee is disgruntled. He has a very embittered and lengthy e-mail to show for it. -Fashion Indie

Billy Reid won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for 2010. Congratulations! -Catwalk Queen

Diesel slutted it up in Brooklyn Law School’s library; the university is pissed because they were expecting something more wholesome, probably never having seen a Diesel ad. -New York Post

Lady Gaga to launch fragrance; expect the ad campaign to be groundbreaking, controversial, whatever. -MTV

Steal Mena Suvari’s Theory look. -The Frisky

Emma Watson wore Burberry, Cecilia Dean roughing it, Kate Moss without make-up and More »

Become Our Facebook Fan And Win A Chance To Snag A Nine West Prize Pack

Become Our Facebook Fan And Win A Chance To Snag A Nine West Prize Pack

We knew Nigel Barker was dreamy, but this makes him ever sweeter. The America’s Next Top Model judge/fashion photographer is currently working with Nine West on the company’s Runway Relief program, which works to raise funds and awareness for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the CFDA’s charitable organization. Nine West has designed a special boot, the Modelinia, for the cause, and Nigel is teaming up with models like Coca Rocha, Jessica White and Lisalia Montenegro to promote the cause. The models will wear the boots, which contain pedometers, during New York Fashion Week, and their total steps taken will determine how much money Fashion Targets Breast Cancer will donate. And Nigel and the models are doing a photoshoot on Tuesday, August 31, to highlight their efforts.

In honor of this charitable cause, The Gloss wants to offer one of our Facebook fans a pair of Modelinia boots, which retail for $199, autographed by Nigel, along with a Runway Relief Survival Kit, which includes a tote, T-shirt and canteen. You can pick the boots in whatever size you want, or choose a Nine West gift card instead. More »