NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual
FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? “Ultimately fashion is a business, and Fashion Week is a platform for designers to do business,” says Steven Kolb, chief executive of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which organizes the semi-annual event. But this is really, really seismic.
Tory Burch: 'I got my fair share of patronizing pats on the back when starting out'
Tory Burch, the fashion icon who launched a preppy-chic lifestyle brand in 2004 that now tops $1.5 billion in sales, is on a mission: to advance women empowerment and entrepreneurship by shattering stereotypes and creating new norms. Inspired by her own experience as a working mother launching a business, in which she says she received her "own fair share of patronizing pats on the back," Burch started the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009. Through a program with Bank of America, the Tory Burch Foundation has provided $54 million in affordable loans to more than 2,800 women entrepreneurs. What were the biggest challenges you faced being a woman and trying to get your fashion line off the ground? I got my fair share of patronizing pats on the back when I was first starting out.cnbc.com
Tory Burch announces fellowship program for female entrepreneurs
Fashion designer Tory Burch launched her company from her kitchen table in 2004. Now the brand is worth more than $3 billion with 168 stores worldwide. In 2009 Burch created the Tory Burch Foundation to empower female entrepreneurs. She joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a new program that will grant 10 entrepreneurs business education, mentorship and networking.cbsnews.com