The CFDA Added a Record High Number of New Members This Year

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From left: Charlotte Ronson, Eddie Borgo, Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, and Stacey Bendet. Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, Dario Cantatore/Getty Images (2), Stephen Lovekin/Getty Image, Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The CFDA's 2011 class, which includes last year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runners-up Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo, as well as industry darlings like Olivier Theyskens, Charlotte Ronson, and Blake Mycoskie of Toms shoes, is the largest since the organization's founding in 1962. The 33 new members brings the group's total to 406 designers, who will celebrate themselves at a suitably fashionable party thrown by Donna Karan in the fall (last year's party was held at Vera Wang's palatial Park Avenue apartment).

CFDA Welcomes 33 New Members [WWD]
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