School of Fashion Hall of Fame

Since 1989, this prestigious award celebrates the outstanding contribution to fashion made by an individual. The accolade honors the unique qualities of their leadership. It champions the aspiration and inspiration they and their business of fashion offer the next generation of fashion graduates at Kent State. 

2021

Visionary global fashion designer and activist, Kenneth Cole, has been named as the Kent State University School of Fashion’s 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee.

To commemorate the induction, Cole gave a talk, "Building a Global Fashion Brand, On Purpose" on Friday, April 30 at 6 P.M. ET. The virtual fireside chat is moderated by Director and professor of the School of Fashion, Dr. Louise Valentine. It speaks to his legacy in the fashion industry and the significant impact his work makes in social entrepreneurship.

Click the link below to watch the discussion!

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PAST INDUCTEES

2020

STOLL

2019

The Dillard Family: William Dillard II & Alex Dillard

2018

Molly Langenstein

2017

Don Witkowski

2016

Josie Natori

2014

Tom Cole

Margaret Clark Morgan

2013

Yeohlee Teng

2012

Dana Buchman

2011

Leonardo Ferragamo

2009

Tad Boetcher "tad b"

Stephen W. Baum "Suede"

2008

Michael Weiss

2007

Oscar de la Renta

2006

Carol A. Cartwright

John V. Frank

Cynthia Rowley

Dr. Elizabeth A. Rhodes

2005

R. Scott French

Eric Gaskins

Isabel & Ruben Toledo

Ralph Rucci

2004

Allen Questrom

2003

Herbert Gallen

Leon Hall

Elsa Klensch

2002

Anna Sui

2001

Charles Kleibacker

2000

Arthur Martinez

1999

Nancy McCann

Jane F. Aggers

1998

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

1997

Henry Dunay

Sydelle & Gerald Shaw

1996

Thomas J. Barber

John T. Cody Jr.

1995

Dr. June F. Mohler

Judith Leiber

1994

Dr. Brage Golding

Estée Lauder

1993

Richard T. Catalano

Robert A. Glick

Charles G. Horn

1991

Lynn Manulis

Martha Phillips

Mary McFadden

Barbara McKibbin

Bernard Ozer

1990

Linda Allard

Eleanor Lambert

John J. Pomerantz

Herbert Strawbridge

Pauline Trigère

1989

Shannon Rodgers

Jerry Silverman

Robert Broadbent

Shirley Goodman