Jeffrey Tweedy, president and chief executive officer of Sean Jean, will be honored as a “fashion master” by the Black Fashion World Foundation at an event next month.
The foundation will celebrate Tweedy’s career and accomplishments when it launches a program called Gleaning From the Masters on Feb. 15 at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York.
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At the event, Tweedy, who has headed Sean John nearly the entire time since it was created by Sean “Diddy” Combs in 1998, will speak on his rise from being a stock boy for a tailor in Washington, D.C., to becoming ceo of a globally recognized company with revenues exceeding $525 million annually.
The Black Fashion World Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established to help eliminate the barriers that often stymie black fashion entrepreneurs, especially those in the fashion, retail and marketing fields.
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