Saturday Only – March 18 | 12P-2P
Join us in store for an exclusive Charleston Fashion Week event featuring a special appearance and book signing with Fern Mallis. Enjoy brunch & mimosas and purchase a signed copy of her book, Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis. Books may be purchased in store.
916 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Call us at 843-8GWYNNS (849-9667)
About Fern Mallis:
Hailed as the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis has been called an industry titan, doyenne, and The Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and host of premiere conversation series Fashion Icons w/ Fern Mallis at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y, Mallis assembled an incredible roster of guests for her now signature in-depth interviews, including Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Fürstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, Suzy Menkes, Oscar de la Renta, André Leon Talley, Bruce Weber, Isaac Mizrahi, John Varvatos, Lauren Hutton, Bill Cunningham, Valentino, Leonard A. Lauder, Tim Gunn, Victoria Beckham, Iman, Cindy Crawford, Stan Herman, Zac Posen, MISSONI: Rosita and Angela Missoni, Alexander Wang, and Patricia Field.
As one of the most photographed women in the industry, Mallis is consistently and widely quoted in the fashion press and broadcast media, especially on the business of fashion. She has been frequently featured on televised fashion and news magazine programs, including America’s Next Top Model, She’s Got the Look, Project Runway, and The Fashion Show, with Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland. She was also a consulting producer on the CW network’s reality television series ReModeled. Mallis is the recipient of a great many industry awards and accolades. She’s received The Fashion Maverick Award from the American Apparel and
Footwear Assoc.; Woman of the Year Leadership Award from Concern Worldwide; Fashion Legacy Award from the Fashion Chamber of Commerce Sate of Style Awards; A Special Award from Diversity Affluence Organization; Leadership Award from the Fashion Center BID. She was honored by Pratt Institute with their 2012 Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award – presented to her by designer Calvin Klein. In May 2013, she was presented with the rarely bestowed Fashion Institute of Technology President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, delivering the keynote commencement address. She’s been featured in the BoF (Business of Fashion) 500: The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry, and in 2014 was inducted into the first BoF 500 Hall of Fame.
Former Senior VP of IMG Fashion, and former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Mallis is currently President of her own fashion and design consultancy. She’s on the Board of Directors for the FIT Foundation in New York, and Tara Jewels in Mumbai, India, and serves on the Advisory Boards of ORDRE AhaLife, 8 and other emerging companies. She’s consultant and advisor to regional Fashion Weeks in Charleston, St. Louis, Philadelphia and Nashville. She’s executive advisor and consultant to Concept Korea for NYFW, and serves on the Executive Steering Committee for NYCxDesign Week.
In April 2015, Fern Mallis released her book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, published by Rizzoli USA. The much lauded compendium of nineteen of her 92Y interviews, includes an array of intimate never-beforeseen images detailing family histories and behind the scenes lives of the interviewees. It’s currently available at all major book stores, as well as Amazon.com, Saks.com, Barneys, and other specialty stores. In spring 2017, the book will be published for release in Japan.