Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week, Speaks at Art Institute of Atlanta
By: Anne Dean
August 23, 2016
On August 3, 2016, Fern Mallis spoke to a standing room only
audience at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Mallis discussed her early years at
the Council of Fashion Designers of America and how she went on to create
New York Fashion Week. Before the discussion, Mallis spent over an hour
greeting guests and taking photos.
During the lecture, Mallis shared details about herself and
her career, and offered advice to students. She humbly discussed her many
accomplishments and her belief in giving back to the community. Mallis also
told stories about her famous designer friends, including Calvin Klein and
Additionally, Mallis spoke about her book Fashion Lives, a hardcover coffee
table book featuring some of the greatest American fashion designers.