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First Look: ‘IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA’ at FIT

To celebrate the CFDA’s 50th anniversary, FIT has mounted an exhibition dedicated to the hundreds of designers who have comprised its membership since 1962. Get a preview of the show’s contents —  including vintage designs by Norma Kamali, Carolina Herrera, and Diane Von Furstenberg —  in our slideshow, excerpted from the accompanying book, Impact: 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

Photo: Irving Solero/? MFIT


Anna Sui

Catherine Malandrino

Photo: UNA Studio Class 2009/(C) 2009 UNA Fall Studio Class, all rights reserved

Billy Reid


Justin Giunta

Alejandro Ingelmo

Betsey Johnson

Diane von Furstenberg

Carolina Herrera

Photo: ??2008 Mark Seliger

Norma Kamali

First Look: ‘IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA’