David Bowie On Iman: 'I'm Enormously Proud'

06/07/2010 08:15 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The choice of Iman by the council's board wasn't obvious -- it's not as if she is known for her distinctive way of dressing, like the recent honorees Kate Moss (2005) and Sarah Jessica Parker (2004). But the decision seemed to have come almost spontaneously, according to Diane von Furstenberg, the group's president: "Somebody, I don't remember who it was, mentioned Iman's name at the meeting, and everybody said 'Wow.' The vote was unanimous."

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