this museum is presented by The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) to celebrate the CFDA. this musuem will be the first of its kind to exhibit approximately 100 garments and accesories designed by the CFDA's most powerful and leading designers of the last 50 years.
what is the CFDA?? it is United States leading fashion trade organization. it is a not-for-profit trade association.
Design begins with creativity so we have created this Design Manifesto as a reminder to respect the rightful ownership of ideas. The CFDA believes the protection of the intellectual property of designers begins with each of us and this Design Manifesto is a reminder that originality always wins. see CFDA for more
All designers deserve the right to design protection and only the creator of an original design should profit from that design. Taking someone’s work and calling it your own is wrong and robs the designer of a rightful return on their investment,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.
here are a few of the iconic pieces that now live in New York's new fashion museum
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