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 is accompanied by a video series 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 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.