CFDA Partners With Auction House For A Special Sale 

The collaboration between the two organizations elevated the yearly in-person auction to new heights.

The extrinsic nature of French and Italian fashion made them two of the powerhouse countries in the field. Brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and other well-known brands come from France and Italy. These heritage designer brands are sought after by anyone who loves fashion. However, aside from the European fashion legacy, America also built an impressive fashion empire. 

Michael Kors Collection Grey Wool and Cashmere Crystal Pinstripe Jumpsuit/ Photo via Sotheby’s website

Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and Thom Browne are some names synonymous with American fashion. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, is a not-for-profit trade association with over 400+ American designers. 

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Defining American Style 

The CFDA helped update the yearly Americana Week in-person auction by Sotheby’s. According to Vogue, Sotheby’s CEO Charles Stewart tapped CFDA’s current Chairman, Thom Browne, for this year’s iteration of the yearly auction. Furthermore, what sets this in-person auction apart from the previous years is the overall presentation of the pieces and the recognition of American fashion excellence. 

Thom Browne, White Unicorn Chesterfield Wedding Dress/ Photo via Sotheby’s website

As per the Sotheby’s website, the auction includes 37 pieces from different American designers. The highly curated pieces are by designers such as Thom Browne, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and other amazing American designers. As per ArtDependence, Ana Wintour, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Kate Moss wore some pieces.

Norma Kamali, Red Rayon Matte Jersey Statue of Liberty Centennial Dress/ Photo via Sotheby’s website

Aside from the auction, the auctioned clothes are in Sotheby’s New York Gallery. The pieces for the auction are presented in a museum-like showcase. Moreover, one of the pièce de résistance of the exhibit is a red Norma Kamali dress. The vibrant red floor-length dress perfectly embodies the design identity and style of American fashion.

Banner photo edited by Agatha Romero via images from the Sotheby’s website.

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