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Gladys Perint Palmer
Executive Director of Fashion
Gladys Perint Palmer is a working journalist and illustrator. In 1998, The Fashion Book (Phaidon Press) named Perint Palmer one of 500 people of influence in fashion since 1860. In 2003, Assouline published Fashion People, a book of drawings and irreverent captions. Her work has recently been included in 100 Years of Illustration by Cally Blackman and the exhibition accompanying the book launch in London. She is honored to contribute her work to Victoria & Albert Museum’s 150th Anniversary Album and the exhibition at the V&A in London as only 150 artists were asked to contribute. She is working on her second and third books – Fashion Bible and You are not on The List.
Assistant Director of Fashion
Michael Carbaugh, an alumnus of the University with a B.F.A. in Fashion and Textile Design, has been with the School of Fashion since 2009 as a full-time Faculty member.
Michael's industry experience includes collection development and show production for fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang. He created textile designs for brands such as Calvin Klein, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, and Louis Vuitton, and worked on set with photographers Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier. His own brand, Sandoval, received accolades from highly respected media outlets such as Women's Wear Daily, W magazine, Style.com, and Purple Fashion magazine during his biannual fashion shows at New York Fashion Week. He is currently the Creative Director of the School of Fashion's 180 Magazine, and works closely with Fashion Design seniors on collection development and styling.
Director of Graduate Fashion
Born in London, England, Sean Moore attended Goldsmiths University and graduated from Kingston University's School of Fashion with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Fashion & Textile Design. With over 20 years of experience in the Designer Luxury Brand area of Fashion, his career as a respected Womenswear, Menswear, Footwear & Accessories expert, has afforded him Design Director appointments at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan New York, as well as the freedom to work on special projects for Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, LMVH and Tom Ford. While based in London, Sean created the Luxury British Heritage brand Bamford/Bamford & Sons, which enjoys great success and was awarded the Walpole Award for Excellence as "Best Emerging British Luxury Brand" in 2007. After his tenure as a Senior Visiting Lecturer at The Royal College of Art, Sean Moore joined the Academy of Art University's School of Fashion in 2010 as the Director of Graduate Fashion.
Director of Fashion Merchandising
Sharon Murphy spent over 25 years in the apparel industry including management positions in sourcing, manufacturing, product development and fashion retailing. She worked for Esprit de Corp both on a domestic and international level as well as for Jessica McClintock, Inc. with a focus on the development of fabrics and apparel for contemporary, junior and children’s markets. Murphy joined the School of Fashion as an instructor in 2001. She continues to consult with Venice Collaborative to source textiles and related materials for architects and builders of residential projects in Venice, CA.
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