“I’m rearranging the board so that it is more diverse in age and more diverse in every way,” Ford told WWD. He called it a necessary move for which he found plenty of support on the board. “Lots of people voiced a concern that the board, and the CFDA, was not diverse enough, and should more accurately reflect the changing industry and greater culture," he said.
He continued, “We talked about how many slots we need to free up to make it more diverse, and what sort of diversity was missing. If we wanted to bring these people in, where is there an overlap of voice, meaning people with the same types of collections or of the same age? So that’s how that was decided.”