CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Launches “A Common Thread” Initiative to Provide COVID-19-Related Relief
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) has been repurposed to provide financial relief for those in the fashion community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
In an effort to help and be proactive during these challenging times, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Anna Wintour, along with Chairman of the CFDA, Tom Ford, announced today that Vogue and the CFDA will launch “A Common Thread,” a fundraising initiative supporting those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative will be accompanied by a video series, launching on Wednesday, March 25th, and featuring the stories of those in the fashion industry whose businesses and livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic and its economic impact. The videos will highlight not only designers, but those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in the country’s incredibly strong and vibrant fashion industry, and they will live on both Vogue and CFDA digital platforms.
Donors can support the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 relief by texting THREAD to 44-321 or by contributing online here. While the parameters of the fund are still being established, applications will be available on the CFDA website beginning Wednesday, April 8th. The fund is not limited to former Fashion Fund participants or members of the CFDA.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) was originally established in 2003 in response to the tragedy that took place on 9/11 to both help emerging designers and cultivate the next generation of American fashion talent. Today, faced with new challenges, it is being repurposed to raise and distribute funds to those who have been most affected by the pandemic.