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The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced Kathy Ireland will be the keynote speaker at its 2014 Young Designer event on March 5, 2014, at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica. A supermodel-turned-mogul, Ireland is CEO and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), a design and brand marketing company that grossed over $1.9 billion annually in retail sales in 2012, according to Forbes. She also is listed as one "50 Most Influential People in Fashion," according to Women’s Wear Daily.
Ireland will speak to inspire entrepreneurial and creative spirit at the 2014 ICMAD Young Designer event. Created in 1999, the ICMAD Young Designers Competition showcases the talents of students studying package design in order to encourage and develop future creative talent in the beauty industry. Ireland will also announce the student winners.
Ireland says, “My success is a result of teamwork and dedication, and these qualities are also what the ICMAD Young Designers program demonstrates. It is exciting to celebrate young talent and encourage them to develop cutting edge designs for the future. I am glad to be a part of the 2014 award presentation.”
“We are honored that Kathy Ireland is part of this unique and exciting event. To watch emerging designers participate in our industry of beauty and be a catalyst for their future is such a joy,” says Pam Busiek, ICMAD president and CEO.