CFDA Welcomes Its New Members

by Rachelle Hruska · October 9, 2008

Elie Tahari, Rory Tahari [Elie and Rory Tahari hosting, photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]

On Tuesday evening, the roof of Elie and Rory Tahari's Prince Street apartment hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America party welcoming their 28 new members.

"I think it's been 10 months since we've begun planning this!" said Mr. Tahari. “It's always great to welcome new members into the community. I tell them how lucky they are because they are young and have a lot of opportunities available to them in the industry." [Observer]

Scott Currie, Susan Kellogg, Jackie AstierThomas Soluri, Leighton Meester, Nicole Fiscella, Dana Foley, Anna CorinnaAndre Balazs, Rory Tahari

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Guests included Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, Phillip Lim, Richard Chai, Andre Balazs, Tory Burch, Martha Stewart and Nicole Miller. The VIPS of fashion, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and vice-president of IMG fashion Fern Mallis also stopped by. It was a perfect start for the newest members of fashion's elite.

Elie Tahari, Martha Stewart, Leighton Meester, Rory Tahari

Elie Tahari, Martha Stewart, Leighton Meester, Rory Tahari

Tina Lutz, Phillip Lim

Tory Burch, Rory Tahari

Nick Graham, Lisa Silhanek

Elie Tahari, Leighton Meester

Diane von Furstenberg

Jeffrey Podolsky, Maria Snyder, Jonathan Adler, Liz Lange

Dan Ragone, Patrick McMullan

Fiona Kotur Marin, Scott Sternberg, Tory Burch

Rachel Comey, Josh Green

Emily Bungert, Steven Kolb, Kelly Cutrone

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