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Mets team with Fashion Designers of America to celebrate dual 50th Anniversaries

The New York Mets announced on Monday that they are going to team with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. to bring fans a unique line of Mets merchandise in celebration of both organization’s celebrating their 50thanniversaries.

Mets celebrating. Photo By: Stacy Podelski

Items will be on sale for fans next Tuesday, July 24 at Citi Field and on Edition01.com, which is the online concept store for creative limited-edition collections with the world’s top fashion and lifestyle brands. The proceeds from the line will be divided between the Mets and CFDA Foundations.

There will be a variety of t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts for fans to choose from, which were designed by some of the top CFDA designers including Billy Reid, Yigal Azrouël, Scott Haan and Rogan Gregory for Loomstate, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos for Shipley & Halmos.  The items will be able for purchase at the Mets Team Store and Majestic Store on the Field Level.

“The Mets are thrilled to celebrate our golden anniversary in a unique, fashion-forward partnership with the CFDA that will raise money for charity,” said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Mets.  “We would like to thank Major League Baseball and our partners at ARAMARK for making this unprecedented collaboration possible.”

“We are excited to be working with the New York Mets on a CFDA member designed mini collection commemorating our 50th anniversaries.” said Steven Kolb, Chief Executive of CFDA. “The creativity of our designers is a fresh approach to team merchandise while supporting charitable efforts of both organizations.”

“Celebrating the Mets through the eyes of the CFDA designers is the perfect tribute to the team I have loved since a child,” says Jessica Wilpon-Kamel, co-founder of Edition01. “I am enormously grateful to all those who have shared their talents to commemorate the anniversary.”

The CFDA membership will be at Citi Field to help celebrate the launch on July 24, as the designers will get the chance to watch batting practice on the field prior to the game.

“I’m a huge baseball fan,” said Billy Reid.  “I help coach my son’s little league team, and coincidentally, our team’s name this year is the Mets.  Any opportunity to work with baseball and supporting the CFDA really is an honor and we are proud to be a part of it.”

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