Jul 8, 2022
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CFDA teams up with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Jul 8, 2022

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced on Thursday a partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as part of the introduction of its inaugural fashion exhibit 'Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour'.

CFDA teams up with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. - CFDA

The exhibit runs from September 10 through January 30, 2023, and will feature over 90 designers and iconic American labels.

As part of the partnership, a new scholarship is also being introduced called the CFDA x Crystal Bridges Heartland Scholars Award, which will foster design talent in students based, studying or raised in the American Heartland. A call for applications and scholarship information will launch in January. 

Moreover, a fashion symposium is planned in partnership with the museum for October 26, which will bring together leading industry voices. The day will culminate with the museum’s first-ever gala to support museum education programs.

“The CFDA values all fashion talent from across the U.S. and we have a historic connection to the American Heartland. Our founder, Eleanor Lambert, who established the CFDA 60 years ago, was an Eastern Heartland Indiana native with a vision to place American fashion designers into the global cultural spotlight,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

“CFDA is thrilled to partner with Crystal Bridges and further our commitment to amplify the important contributions of American fashion from every corner of our country, and with this opportunity, identify and support the exceptional talent from the Heartland region through our organization’s resources.”

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