Advisory Board

An impressive roster of industry leaders

FIDM's Advisory Board is the créme de la créme of industry and community leaders. Their continuing involvement plays a vital role in keeping our curriculum ahead of the curve. This exceptional group of people is comprised of top professionals in their fields, and their commitment to FIDM is unwavering.

The Board's imaginative leadership ensures that we're tapped into changing industry and community needs, giving FIDM an edge in planning for the future. Check out these names. Be impressed. We are.

James Acheson

Costume Designer

Clarellen Adams

V.P., Industrial Relations Showplace Square

James Arthurs

President, Gerber Technology, Inc.

Leroy Baca

Sheriff, County of Los Angeles

Wilkes Bashford

Owner, Wilkes Bashford

Trisha Biggar

Costume Designer

Pierre Cardin

Designer, Pierre Cardin

Don Chang

President/CEO, Forever 21

William E. Conner, III

President/CEO William E. Conner & Assoc., Ltd.

Giovanni di Pasquale

Academia Internazionale Koefia

Diane von Furstenberg

Chairman/President Diane von Furstenberg

James Galanos

Designer, Galanos, Inc.

Michael Gould

Chairman, Bloomingdale’s

Tim Gunn

Chief Creative Officer Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Steven Hirsh

Cooper Design Space

Jon Jerde

Jerde Partnership

Tom Julian

President, Tom Julian Group

Norma Kamali

Designer, OMO Norma Kamali

Karen Kane

Designer, Karen Kane, Inc.

Lonnie Kane

President, Karen Kane, Inc.

Tom Kennedy

Senior Vice President Fossil

Timothy Leiweke

President/CEO Anshutz Entertainment Group

Sally Sirkin Lewis

President/CEO, J. Robert Scott

Linda LoRe

President/CEO Frederick’s of Hollywood

Terry Lundgren

Chairman/President & CEO Federated Department Stores

Bob Mackie

Elizabeth Courtney Costumes

Maurice Marciano

Chairman of the Board, Guess Inc.

Jessica McClintock

President, Jessica/Gunne Sax, Ltd.

Ilse Metchek

Executive Director California Fashion Association

Ellen Magnin Newman

Ellen Newman Associates

Andrea Pfister

Designer, Andrea Pfister Shoes

Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes (UK) Ltd. Rhodes House

Alex Roldan

Alex Roldan Salon

Dr. Richard Schulze

Founder American Botanical Pharmacy

Fred Segal

Owner, Fred Segal

Henry J. Sillam

Jewelry Designer

Emanuel Ungaro

Designer, Ungaro

Roel Vossen

Managing Director, Frontline Clothing, Ltd.

James R. Watterson


Jacqueline West

Costume Designer

Clive Wilkinson

President Clive Wilkinson Architects