Pamela Lifford, executive vice president of global fashion and home for Disney Consumer Products, was honored for her achievements in fashion at the Fashion Delivers 6th Annual Gala Tuesday 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 Lifford; Tom P. Johnson, chief executive officer of Aéropostale; and Andrew Charles, creative director at Andy Hilfiger.
Former Disney Consumer Products chairman Andy Mooney presented the award to Lifford during the award ceremony.
Lifford has led the transformation of Disney's identity in the fashion marketplace, which includes a focus on design, quality, and product innovation, improving consumer and critical perceptions of Disney as a home furnishings and lifestyle brand. During Lifford's tenure with DCP's apparel team, Disney has collaborated with designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Charles de Castelbajac and Stella McCartney to incorporate classic characters like Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Alice In Wonderland into high fashion lines.
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.
"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," says 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 Lifford as one of our three honorees."