Stephen Freedman, Provost of Fordham University, was a friend of the Fashion Law Institute from the beginning. Not only did he have family connections to the industry, but he also had a kind word whenever we saw one another on campus — and he was probably the only chief academic officer of any university ever to request an invitation to a Marc Jacobs runway show. (Thanks again to our friends there!) Of the many projects Stephen helped facilitate at Fordham, he always said that the founding of the Fashion Law Institute was one of the two of which he was proudest.
We’ll miss you.
Photo: Professor Susan Scafidi, CFDA Chair Diane von Furstenberg, and Provost Stephen Freedman at the announcement of the world’s first master’s degrees in Fashion Law.