Moderated by Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of Fashion and Textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have taken the fashion world by storm. Since meeting as students at the University of California, Berkley, the duo have become global arbiters of cool, first as founders of Opening Ceremony, the multifaceted fashion concept boutique they began in New York, and now also as Creative Directors of Kenzo™, the legendary French house begun in 1970 by Kenzo Takada.
Hear about their creative visions and inspirations, and learn about how they have launched and built successful brands outside the traditional, powerful, and established fashion houses.
Following the talk, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim will sign copies of their book, Opening Ceremony (Rizzoli, Sept 2012)
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Fashion at FIAF’s signature Fashion Talks series, hosted by Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris, focuses this year on enormously talented independent designers who are also entrepreneurs at the helm of their own labels. Hear about their creative visions and inspirations, and learn about how they have launched and built successful brands outside the traditional, powerful, and established fashion houses.
Pamela Golbin is an internationally renowned figure in the fashion industry, with extensive historical knowledge of cultural and design issues. As Chief Curator for the Fashion and Textiles collections at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she is a leading expert in contemporary fashion and has organized landmark exhibitions worldwide. Ms. Golbin is also a successful, published author and is invited to lecture on a regular basis all of over the world.
FIAF Winter 2013 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF;
OpenSkies, the Cultural Services
of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation;
New York State
Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs;
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and Robert de Rothschild.