The 2020 CFDA Awards may have been postponed but The Council of Fashion Designers of America is far from done giving back. Today, March 24, Anna Wintour and designer and CDFA chairman Tom Ford announced the council’s new philanthropic initiative. Called “A Common Thread,” the new project aims to provide relief efforts for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement posted on, Wintour writes, “Among those already affected are those in the fashion community, from designers to their employees and retail workers up and down the economic scale. There are inspiring stories of designers making masks and medical supplies, but I have also been hearing from those who fear they won’t make payroll, or who have seen orders returned, their stores closed, who fear their businesses and their livelihoods may not survive what we’re going through. And all of us at…

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