Fern Mallis

Lives: New York & Southhampton, New York

Résumé: Award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week; former SVP of IMG Fashion, leading new Fashion Weeks in cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Miami, Mumbai, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo, Dubai, and Moscow; former CFDA executive director (1991-2001); creator and host of premier conversation series “Fashion Icons w/ Fern Mallis” at New York’s 92nd Street Y, featuring interviews with industry notables such as Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Fürstenberg, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, Calvin Klein, Russell Westbrook, and many others; author of Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis; featured on televised fashion and news magazine programs such as Project Runway and She’s Got the Look; currently the president of leading international fashion and design consultancy Fern Mallis LLC, serving on multiple boards and advisory boards both here and abroad, including FIT Foundation in New York

Accolades: Fashion Maverick Award from American Apparel and Footwear Association, Fashion Institute of Technology President’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2013), BoF (Business of Fashion) 500 Hall of Fame (2014)

Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders