Journeys of Discovery: the incredible life story of legendary fashion designer Billy Reid
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer from Florence, Alabama, where he visits the legendary fashion designer Billy reid as he shares stories from his incredible life journey.
Reid is one of only four American fashion designers to have won at least three Council of Fashion Designers or the prestigious American CFDA Awards.
In 2001, Billy Reid had just won the coveted CFDA Fashion Awards “Best New Designer” in June, followed by his Fashion Week show on September 10. Twenty-four hours later, Reid’s world changed forever with the attack on the World Trade Center.
By pressing the reset button, Reid, who was married to Florence, Alabama, made the opposite decision to set himself apart from the herd by crafting a distinctive marketing plan – creating a “unique sense of belonging” for them. Billy Reid’s efforts – in the heart of downtown Florence, Alabama.
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