Glendale, CA — (November 09, 2011) — Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today celebrates Pamela Lifford, executive vice president, Global Fashion & Home at DCP who was named one of the fashion leaders honored at Fashion Delivers™ 6th Annual Gala yesterday Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Fashion Delivers recognized three outstanding honorees who personify the belief that the fashion industry has a heart including: Pamela Lifford; Tom P. Johnson, CEO of Aéropostale; and Andy Hilfiger, Creative Director, Andrew Charles.
Former Disney Consumer Products Chairman, Andy Mooney presented the award to Lifford during the award ceremony. Along with entertainment and fashion celebrities, Disney’s leading lady Minnie Mouse joined the gala wearing a Vivienne Tam dress designed just for her fun loving personality and fashionable style.
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Lifford has led the transformation of Disney’s identity in the fashion marketplace. This transformation, which includes a focus on design, quality, and product innovation, has improved consumer and critical perceptions of Disney as a home furnishings and lifestyle brand. During her tenure DCP’s apparel team positioned Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as global fashion icons and executed new business models, now known as direct-to-retail licensing, which provide retailers with customized solutions for offering compelling and differentiated products to their shoppers.
Since 2002, Disney has collaborated with leading designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Charles de Castelbajac and Stella McCartney to make classic characters like Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Alice In Wonderland and others forever fashionable. Today, Disney ranks as the world’s 15th largest apparel brand and is consistently recognized among the top 100 fashion brands by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to joining Disney, Lifford had over 20 years of apparel industry experience, including product development roles at Road Runner Sports and Nike.
“Since our founding six years ago, Fashion Delivers has helped millions of people both here and abroad to reclaim their lives with the simple gift of new apparel or home items,” said Allan Ellinger, Chairman, Fashion Delivers. “We couldn’t do the work we do without the support of our donors and our industry — many of whom we honor at the gala. This year, we are privileged to count Pam as one of our three honorees.”
As a strong supporter of The Village Family Services in North Hollywood, Lifford participates in their annual fund raising events, and also had the fashion and home team “adopt” the charity last year. They provided funds from sample sales, donated books and services, and organized and funded their annual Christmas party for 1500 families. Lifford has supported the Los Angeles Mission’s food services and mentoring programs, has helped community-based programs for children and the elderly through Disney VoluntEARSs and volunteers for Breast Cancer Foundation events in Los Angeles.
The mission of Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to unify the men’s and women’s apparel and home industries to donate new product in order to aid victims of disasters and individuals in need throughout the year. This year Fashion Delivers is focusing on giving back to those in need on our shores with a commitment to providing apparel, home goods and personal care items to members of the military and their families who are trying to adjust to civilian life. The organization has donated over $5 million worth of product since the beginning of the year. In total, Fashion Delivers has distributed over $55 million in product donations since 2005.
Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc. is tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP’s various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Fashion & Home and Disney Food, Health & Beauty. Other businesses involved in Disney’s consumer products sales are Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, and www.DisneyStore.comand www.DisneyStore.co.uk, the company’s official shopping portals. The Disney Stores retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products or follow us atwww.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving, www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving andwww.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving.
About Fashion Delivers
Since its inception Fashion Delivers, a not-for-profit, has helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma, the Iowa Flood Victims, California Relief Fund and Operation Home Front (providing emergency assistance to our troops and their families). Fashion Delivers began as a charitable endeavor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and emerged into a full-fledged non-profit distributing over $80 million in donations from some of the most recognized names in apparel and home fashions; $37+ million specifically for the Fashion Delivers Hope to Haiti relief efforts. Through world-wide networks of partners and more than a thousand local agencies, Fashion Delivers coordinates the donation and delivery of excess new products from the men’s, women’s and home furnishing’s industries to areas in need. Not only does Fashion Delivers aid the victims of natural disasters and poverty but also provides economic and philanthropic alternatives for companies disposing of excess products or clothing that would have been discarded for those in need.