Esteemed fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert founds the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) which seeks to promote American fashion and accessory designers in the global economy. Lambert is also the founder of New York Fashion Week (1943), the Met Gala (1948), and the International Best Dressed List (1940). The white cotton bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the first James Bond film "Dr. No" becomes one of the most famous bikinis of all time. The actress later says that she owed her career to this bikini. In 2001, the iconic design sells at auction for $60,000. Jean-Louis Scherrer opens his couture salon in Paris.