Last night, I had the good fortune to listen to Fern Mallis being interviewed about her life in the fashion world. Ms. Mallis has been hailed as the award-winning creator of New York’s Fashion Week and The Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and the host of the premiere conversation series Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Ms. Mallis has assembled an incredible group of guests for her now signature in-depth interviews.
In addition, as part of her long, distinguished career, Ms. Mallis has been featured on America’s Next Top Model, She’s Got the Look, The Fashion Show, and four seasons of Project Runway. She has also been honored with numerous awards including The Pratt Institutes’s Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and The Fashion Institiute of Technology President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2015, Ms. Mallis released her book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, the much lauded compilation of nineeten of her 92nd Street Y Interviews. Some of those interviews in the book include fashion giants: Calvin Klein, Tom Form Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Valentino.
So I definitely learned a lot about the fashion world and an amazing woman-Fern Mallis!