Faces and Places in Fashion: Teri Agins

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Faces and Places in Fashion: Teri Agins


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.
Teri Agins, freelance journalist and feature writer for the Wall Street Journal describes how fashion design has changed in the past 15 years as it becomes more of a business. She attributes the change to the fall of dress codes, rise of cheap chic, reliance on celebrity marketing and the trend toward fashion companies being publicly owned and risk-averse. Ms. Agins predicts that the age of multi-billion dollar companies like Calvin Klein, appealing to all price-ranges is ending and will be replaced by scaled-down fashion design firms.


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