Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Olsens join the CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America just announced 31 new members including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who design The Row and Elizabeth & James.

It's a big step for the fashion industry that usually shuns celebrity designers.

CFDA executive director, Steven Kolb, said "Diane [von Fustenberg, CFDA president]'s whole approach to fashion and design is inclusiveness. She always refers to the CFDA as her extended family."

von Furstenberg has dressed the Olsens for the 2008 Met gala, but does this mean designers like Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham, and even Lauren Conrad will be also be included in the near future?

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