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Faces and Places in Fashion: Joseph Barrato
Part presentation, part Q&A, FIT's "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series is an opportunity to connect students and the public alike to the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.
After showing a video about Ralph Lauren's career, Joseph Barrato speaks about his own career in retailing and current responsibilities as President of Ralph Lauren Black Label and Purple Label. Mr. Barrato describes his early years as a partner with Ralph Lauren and assignments at Brooks Brothers and Bergdorf's, and explains the attraction of working for a firm like Brioni that is committed to hand tailoring, luxurious fabrics and expert finishing, before returning to Ralph Lauren. He emphasizes the role that his education at FIT played in developing his passion for the fashion industry.
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