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June 29, 2009 11:35 AM

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Fashion Follower: Jack Dorsey, Twitter Co-Founder

Jack Dorseyphoto courtesy of PMC Two weeks ago, Alice Tully Hall was filled with designers, retailers, models and muses for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. In terms of attendance, there were very few surprises. Save...

Jack Dorsey
photo courtesy of PMC
Two weeks ago, Alice Tully Hall was filled with designers, retailers, models and muses for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. In terms of attendance, there were very few surprises. Save for one: Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter. What was a techie doing in a room full of fashionistas? I checked in with Dorsey to find out.

WWD: What was your impression of the CFDA awards (in 140 characters or less)?

Jack Dorsey: I had a great night! Amazing designers all around, a look into part of the industry I've never seen, & an inspiring will to push creativity.

WWD: I heard you were invited by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg? How do you know each other?

J.D.:Yes, I was invited by DVF and even got to sit with her at the awards.  We met through Alex Von
Furstenberg.

WWD: Had you heard of the CFDA?

J.D.: Yes! I was honored to be invited.  It was unexpected and appreciated.

WWD: Do you follow fashion?

J.D.: I have for some time.  I was initially attracted to what Miyake was doing, and then Scott Morrison at Paper Denim and Cloth.  The world opened from there.

WWD: Did you recognize some of the designers who were there? If so, who?

J.D.: I recognized Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, and Anna Sui. Then I had a lot of help from introductions. :)

WWD: Who were you most excited to meet?

J.D.: I had the opportunity to meet Blake Mycoskie from TOMS shoes.  He's an inspiration.  They're doing some awesome work.

WWD: What did you think of what people were wearing?

J.D.: There were some amazing dresses there, especially the red Zac Posen dress worn by Doutzen Kroes. Beautiful.

WWD: Were you tweeting during the ceremony?

J.D.: As much as I could; getting a cell phone signal in the hall was difficult, as was taking my attention off everything going on to look at my phone.
 
WWD: Did you go to any of the after-parties?

J.D.: We went to the party on the gorgeous High Line! The park is beautiful, especially at night.  It's an amazing accomplishment in public space.

WWD: How would you describe your own style?

J.D.: Rustic elegant.

WWD: Who are your favorite designers?

J.D.: I appreciate Marc Jacobs, Miyake, and Scott Morrison from Earnest Sewn. I wish DVF would make men's clothing.

WWD: What did your friends/colleagues say when you told them you were going?

J.D.: They didn't believe me.  Maybe this will convince them.
 
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