Tom Ford is likely to succeed Diane von Furstenberg at the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Von Furstenberg has been leading the CFDA since 2006, when she succeeded Stan Herman as president.
She was named chairman in 2015. Under her leadership, American fashion went through dramatic changes culminating in the current volatile climate.
With his broad experience including a long tenure at Gucci and experiments with see now/buy now concept, Ford would lend a unique, high-end perspective to the CFDA.