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What Goes Around Comes Around + Initiatives in Arts and Culture

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One of a Kind:

Individuality, Integrity, and Innovation in Fashion.
14th Annual New York Fashion Conference
November 30 - December 1, 2012
Early registration rate: $175 (instead of $350) through Nov.20
One day registrations and student rate of $100 available

http://one-of-a-kind.eventbrite.com & enter promo code: WGACA or call 646-485-1952

Join us to explore "One of a Kind". A descriptor used so casually that we might forget that in every domain there is that which truly stands head and shoulders above the rest. This, the extraordinary, is the focus of the 2012 New York Fashion Conference. The conference presents a unique opportunity to meet luminaries and authorities from the fashion world. Attendees will have opportunities for personal book signings by authors. Guests and speakers mingle during evening receptions including one on Saturday December 1st at What Goes Around Comes Around.

"One of a Kind"
considers iconic individuals and institutions whose contributions have played critical roles in defining modern fashion. We then turn to artisanry, makers and materials that are as extraordinary as those who create from them objects of compelling and enduring beauty - from gemstones to rare metals to textiles. Central to the question of what makes something "one of a kind" is the paradox embodied by vintage: Is a garment one of a kind or one of its kind? And how does standing the test of time create the iconic?

Speakers include:

  • Mary McFadden, Maria Cornejo, Tracy Reese, and Zang Toi, designers
  • Gary Harvey, British Designer and couture-upcycler extrodinaire;
  • Deborah Turbeville, fashion photographer
  • Cameron Silver, tastemaker and Decades proprieter
  • Deborah Riley Draper, director, Versailles 73: Runway Revolution
  • Robert Lee Morris, designer and leader of the art jewelry movement
  • Gerard Maione, cofounder / creative director, What Goes Around Comes Around
  • Roger and Mauricio Padilha of Mao PR and authors of Antonio Lopez: Fashion Art, Sex, and Disco
  • Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT
  • Karen Augusta, founder and co-owner of Augusta Auction Company
  • Edward Maeder, costume and textile authority, former curator of costumes and textiles at Los Angeles County Art Museum
  • David Ornstein, promoter, Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show, and owner Daybreak Vintage Clothing, a costume house for movies and theater
  • Nicole Phelps, executive editor, Style.com
  • Selima Salaun, the creative vision behind Selima Optique, the trend-setting, luxury eyewear brand she founded

The conference begins from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday November 29th with a reception and viewing at Van Cleef & Arpels.

Captions: Charles James, Clover dress, pink silk taffeta, pale pink silk satin, 1953. Photo, courtesy The Museum at FIT; Gary Harvey, The Financial Times Newspaper Dress. Photo: Robert Decelis; Dust Jacket for Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, & Disco," by Roger and Maurizio Padilha ((Rizzoli, 2012); photo: Antonio Lopez & jacket design: Marc Balet / Mixed Business Group; Alexander McQueen, Snowflake dress, black, white silk, vinyl, tulle, Fall 2008, Photo: courtesy, The Museum at FIT.

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