We never imagined selecting a CFDA winner would be easy--but a war room? Apparently so.
When New York asked Diane von Furstenberg what the CFDA's selection process was like for the special awards and if there was a 'war room,' the CFDA prez responded: "Yes, it’s the board of directors, and we debate. It is a little bit like a war room."
And as for who really calls the shots during those deliberations?
"It’s the one meeting Ralph Lauren never misses, and he is very much the emperor," DvF says. "So he’s the one to flirt with if you want an award.”
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