New York: Council of Fashion Designers of America, 1991. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated wraps, upper wrap decoratively embossed.
Original program for the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards in 1991. A nonprofit trade association organized by designers for designers with the goal of promoting fashion as a serious art form and integral aspect of culture, CFDA was established in 1962 by top fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert (who also founded the Met Gala and New York Fashion Week). Considered "the Oscars of fashion," the annual awards show began in 1980 in order to recognize the industry’s most innovative creatives including designers, photographers, and celebrities. In 1991, Harley-Davidson received a special award for fashion Influence, Todd Oldham won the Perry Ellis Award for emerging talent, with dancer Judith Jamison, opera singer Jessye Norman, and actor Anjelica Huston selected for Women of the Arts; Karl Lagerfeld for Accessories; Isaac Mizrahi for Womenswear, Roger Forsythe of Perry Ellis for Best Menswear, and Ralph Lauren winning a Lifetime Achievement award. Illustrated in black-and-white. Light edgewear. Near fine. Item #7295