Fern Mallis

Lead Judge

Lives: New York, NY

Résumé: Creator of New York Fashion Week; SVP of IMG Fashion, leading new Fashion Weeks worldwide, including Miami, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Moscow; former CFDA Executive Director (1991-2001);   host of 92Y Fashion Icons series, with guests such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Furstenberg; host of SiriusXM Fashion Insiders w/Fern Mallis; founder of FERN FINDS: globally inspired jewelry & apparel line at HSN; President of international fashion & design consultancy Fern Mallis LLC, serving on multiple boards and advisory boards both here and abroad.

Appearances: Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, She's Got the Look, and The Fashion Show. In January 2012, Fern made her stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of Nora & Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss & What I Wore.

Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders