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Liya Kebede, Jonathan Simkhai Among CFDA’s New Members

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The CFDA is pulling up the welcome wagon. The organization just announced 30 new members, including model and Lemlem designer Liya Kebede, Edun creative director Danielle Sherman, Kristy Caylor of Maiyet, Jonathan Simkhai, and Clare Vivier. Said the CFDA’s CEO Steven Kolb in a release, “These designers are not just uniquely talented, but they also represent, through their businesses, an important contribution to the American economy and job creation.” A new members party will be held in the fall, hosted by Kenneth Cole. Let’s just hope there’s no hazing involved.

Here’s the complete list of all the new CFDA inductees:

Linda Balti, AMOUR VERT
Raan Parton, APOLIS
Shea Parton, APOLIS
Arielle Shapiro, ARI DEIN
Ashley Pittman, ASHLEY PITTMAN
Doug Burkman, BURKMAN BROS
Carlos Campos, CARLOS CAMPOS
Clare Vivier, CLARE VIVIER
Danielle Sherman, EDUN
Eva Zuckerman, EVA FEHREN
Jonathan Simkhai, JONATHAN SIMKHAI
Jussara Lee, JUSSARA LEE
Barbara McReynolds, L.A. EYEWORKS
Gai Gherardi, L.A. EYEWORKS
Liya Kebede, LEMLEM
Kristy Caylor, MAIYET
Marc Alary, MARC ALARY
Paige Novick, PAIGE NOVICK
Ruthie Davis, RUTHIE DAVIS
Virginie Promeyrat, SELIMA DESIGN
Sharon Khazzam, SHARON KHAZZAM
Johnny Talbot, TALBOT RUNHOF
Tim Coppens, TIM COPPENS
Ulla Johnson, ULLA JOHNSON
Veronica Miele Beard, VERONICA BEARD
Veronica Swanson Beard, VERONICA BEARD
Cynthia Sakai, VITA FEDE
Whitney Pozgay, WHIT

Kebede, Simkhai Among New CFDA Members