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Dean’s Forum: The Business of Curves: Fashion’s Future
November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Wednesday, November 15, the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology Dean’s Forum will be The Business of Curves: Fashion’s Future, featuring industry pioneers and visionaries Emme, Susan Moses, and Catherine Schuller. This groundbreaking event will highlight the extraordinary growth and expansion of the plus-size fashion marketplace. The forum is designed to introduce and encourage Business and Technology students to think about the business of design with integrity and high style for all women, to eliminate the dearth of options still faced by this demographic, and to embrace the concept that curvy women are glamorous, fashion forward, and a highly lucrative, untapped market. Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, will moderate the presentation and question-and-answer session. The Business of Curves: Fashion’s Future, heavily supported by fashion and beauty brands, modeling agencies and retailers, will also feature a video presentation, fashion show, and exhibition.
About the Presenters
Emme, known as the first plus-size supermodel, is a five-time author, former television show host, and founder of Fashion Without Limits, a design initiative promoting the creation of size 12 and up designs. Celebrity stylist Susan Moses is the author of The Art of Dressing Curves, touted as the plus-size fashion bible by InStyle magazine. Her talent has been showcased on red carpets from the Oscars to the Grammys, in print and television advertising and a host of magazines. Catherine Schuller is a former model; image consultant; curator of Runway the Real Way, a monthly, diverse fashion event; and an instructor for FIT’s Petites and Plus Size Continuing Education Studies.
Special Guest Moderator
Fern Mallis is the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week. She has also been called an industry titan, doyenne and the Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and host of the premiere conversation’s series Fashion Icons w/Fern Mallis at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y, Mallis has assembled and interviewed a stellar roster of fashion insiders. She is also on the board of directors of the FIT Foundation.
Tickets to this event are only available to students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology; however, the event will be streamed live.