As a renowned American designer and humanitarian, Kenneth Cole believes that "It is great to be known for your shoes. It is even better to be recognized for your soul."

A business that began over 25 years ago out of the back of a 40-foot trailer, Kenneth Cole Productions has risen to the top of American fashion. Cole is famed for uniting his fashion instincts and business acumen with his philanthropic convictions. As Chairman to The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and a founding board member of the homeless organization HELP USA, Cole has made it his business to fuse fashion with social action. He is also a board member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and The Sundance Institute.