23 June, 2010

Fashion thanks Ruth Finley for the Fashion Calendar

In the mid 1940's fashion industry was changed forever by a full time working single mother, Ruth Finley. She combined her time of being deeply involved in all aspects of her children's lives and organizing a date book of non-stop fashion events. That schedule became known as "The Fashion Calendar". This contribution to the fashion industry has been used on daily basis for the past 65 years by designers and press alike all over the world. "The Fashion Calendar" prevents overlaps in designer's shows time slots and lets press know who/what/where is showing. It became a successful marriage of the fashion world and the press that's being celebrated from season to season.
Fashion Calendar's 65th birthday was celebrated by the Accessories Council's Hall of Fame Tribute to Ruth Finley. The momentous event took place at Marchon Eyewear showroom right across the Bryant Park, now a former home of the New York Fashion Week. Industry insiders, designers, press, friends and family were there to show their gratitude to Ruth Finley for doing the impossible - keeping this crazy fast fashion world organized. 
Left: Richard Renda of Totally Cool ®; center Ruth Finley 
Fabulous cake for a fabulous occasion
Event guests
Ruth Finely looking stylish in a Chado Ralph Rucci suit
Karen Giberson, President of Accessories Council presenting Ruth Finley with her achievement award 
Ruth Finley and her sons
Karen Giberson and Deborah Miliotto of Accessories Council

The event was sponsored by: ENK International, Jones Apparel Group, Tadashi Shoji, Michael Rapport. Gift bag provided by DVW
50% of the net proceeds from this event will be donated to the High School of Fashion Industries, the only high school that's occupational curriculum devotes itself entirely to the world of fashion, from styling and design through business and marketing. Founded in 1926, HSFI is the country's premier high school for fashion design.

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