Fashion Talks 2011
|Organization||French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)||
|Address||22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Start||March 16, 2011|
|End||March 16, 2011|
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will honor three world-renowned designers as part of its annual Fashion Talks series. Hosted by Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre Palace, this year’s series presents a trio of very different fashion figures with iconic signatures: Tory Burch on March 16, Lorenz Bäumer on March 30, and Oscar de la Renta on April 4.
In just seven years, Tory Burch has built a highly coveted brand of chic American sportswear inspired by her vision and life as a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mother. She will talk about the significance of personal style and expanding her thriving business into a global fashion brand.
Considered one of the most talented jewelry designers of his generation, Paris-based Lorenz Bäumer reviews the vision behind his exquisite fine jewelry designs for Louis Vuitton, his namesake collection, and what drives his creative force.
From the White House to the Red Carpet, Oscar de la Renta has dressed many of the world’s most glamorous and powerful women. On this occasion, Mr. de la Renta discusses his remarkable 45-year career and what defines modern elegance.
As Chief Curator of Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris, Golbin brings her expertise and passion to this series. “In an industry offering a panorama of choices, a designer’s signature style entails being true to their personal voice,” says Ms. Golbin. “I’m interested in exploring what that voice is.”