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Brandon Maxwell tells Iman she is loved by many on her birthday

Brandon Maxwell tells Iman she is loved by many on her birthday

Brandon Maxwell has shared a heartfelt birthday message to Iman on his Instagram page.

The Somali-born supermodel turned 61 on Monday (25Jul16), marking the first time she has celebrated her birthday since her husband David Bowie passed away. The music legend died after a battle with cancer in January (16).

To show how much he’s thinking about Iman, designer Brandon went public with his birthday wishes.

“Happy Birthday to one of the most fun, hilarious, loving and loyal people I've ever known, @the_real_iman! You are so loved, so deeply, by so many. I wish for you the best day today, and every day,” he captioned a smiling shot of the pair.

Rachel Zoe and America’s Next Top Model star Jay Manuel also shared their love, with Iman quick to thank people for the messages.

“Thank you all for the best wishes on my birthday #LoveandGratitude,” she posted on Twitter.

Brandon also has reason to celebrate; he was one of 40 new members announced to be joining the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) .

There are now 504 members to the fashion body, with designers Stuart Vevers, Jeremy Scott and Sophia Amoruso also making the latest cut. New members are accepted based on a combination of their creativity, status of their business, references and their application.

The CFDA also voted that chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg will be staying on in the role until 2018. President and chief executive officer Steven Kolb shared his delight at the decision.

“The board’s unanimous decision to ask Diane to stay on as chairwoman is a further testament to the unprecedented growth the CFDA has experienced under her leadership,” he smiled, according to WWD. “The additional two years allow her to continue to strengthen the board and organisation as a whole.”

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