STAN HERMAN, three-time Coty award-winning designer, served as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 1991 to 2006. In 1993, Herman and CFDA executive director Fern Mallis consolidated the events known as New York Fashion Week by staging them in white tents in Bryant Park, branding it as “7th on Sixth”. As a designer he has been honored with the CFDA’s Geoffrey Been Lifetime Achievement award for his advancement of American Fashion, and by the GMHC for his pioneering efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
FERN MALLIS was the executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) from 1991–2001. She is widely credited with creating New York Fashion Week and orchestrating its move to the tents in Bryant Park, where shows ran for 16 years before moving to Lincoln Center in 2010. Under her guidance, IMG added new fashion weeks around the world in cities like Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, and Berlin, among others, to their show portfolio. She was also senior vice president of IMG Fashion from 2001 to 2010. Mallis is currently president of her own international fashion and design consultancy, Fern Mallis LLC.
JUDY LICHT, Moderator, is an American television and print journalist whose work often focuses on the entertainment and fashion worlds. For decades Licht has held many on-air positions in the New York metropolitan area, such as co-anchor of Good Morning New York on WABC-TV, as a reporter on WCBS-TV, WNYW-TV and WNYE-TV, and was long the main host of the fashion program Full Frontal Fashion.
DATE | THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
TIME | 7:00pm to 8:30pm
VENUE | Jewish Center of the Hamptons, 44 Woods Lane, East Hampton