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In 1981, 1982, and 1983, the color and image industry exploded with new entrants.
Since these consultants needed support and education, it made sense to form an image
association. In 1983, that step was taken simultaneously on both the East and West
Coast by AIC and AFIC, AICI’s founding associations.
Brenda York began the Association of Fashion & Image Consultants (AFIC) in
Washington DC. Alyce Klussman and Jean De Forest developed an extensive
certification program, first offered to members in 1987. Annual conventions were held
on Kiawah Island, SC in February 1985; in New York in August 1986 and August 1987;
and in McLean, VA in February 1990. AFIC's presidents were Brenda York, 1983-1987;
Alyce Klussman, 1987-1988; Carole Jackson, 1988-1989; and Jennifer Morris, 1989-
1990. AFIC brought 300 members and nine chapters to the merger with AIC. Chapters
included the Carolinas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New England, New York/Tri-State,
Washington DC, Washington State, London, and Tokyo.
The Association of Image Consultants (AIC) had at its roots a San Francisco meeting of
three consultants in 1981. The formation of the organization began with five consultants