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Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Americans in Paris Showroom

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Americans in Paris Showroom18:59 EDT Wednesday, October 03, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive season, it supported the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Americans in Paris initiative with nine newly selected designers. Following the bon voyage cocktail hosted by Tommy Hilfiger at his residence at the Plaza on the last day of New York Fashion Week, the showroom opened its doors on Saturday, September 29 in Paris. Steven Kolb, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers, and Meredith Melling Burke (Photo: Business Wire) “The exposure during Paris Fashion week is a unique opportunity that supports emerging American designers in building sustainable businesses and finding continued success in the industry,” said Tommy Hilfiger. Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, joined him in wishing the designers good luck. On Friday, September 28th, Tommy Hilfiger hosted a celebratory dinner with all participating designers, representatives from Vogue and the CFDA at The Fat Radish, a popular New York restaurant pop-up in Paris. Socialites and it-girls Hanneli Mustaparta, Elettra Weideman, Princess Deena, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos, Julias Sarr-Jamois and Emily Weis also joined this Americans in Paris evening. This year, the showroom moved to a new location, just off the Champs Elysées and all designers showed their Spring/Summer 2013 collections, ranging from womenswear, menswear, hats and fine jewellery, to international press, buyers and VIPs attending Paris Fashion week.       WHO: Antonio Azzuolo, Albertus Swanepoel, Shane Gabier, Chris Peters, Michelle Ochs & Carly Cushnie, Dana Lorenz, Irene Neuwirth, Johnson Hartig, John Patrick, Max Osterweis, Erin Beatty, Hanneli Mustaparta, Elettra Weidemann, Princess Deena, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos, Julia Sarr-Jamois and Emily Weiss   WHAT: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund "Americans in Paris" showroom   WHERE: 'Le Salon Marbeuf' 37 rue Marbeuf, 75008, Paris   WHEN: Saturday, September 29 to Monday, October 1   Participating designers: A.A. – Antonio Azzuolo ALBERTUS SWANEPOEL - Albertus Swanepoel CREATURES OF THE WIND – Shane Gabier & Chris Peters CUSHNIE ET OCHS – Michelle Ochs & Carly Cushnie FENTON FALLON – Dana Lorenz IRENE NEUWIRTH - Irene Neuwirth LIBERTINE – Johnson Hartig ORGANIC – John Patrick SUNO – Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty   Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50430320&lang=en The Tommy Hilfiger GroupAshley Futterknecht, +1-212-548-1874Public Relations Managerafutterknecht@tommy.com