Students Invited to Attend Exciting Panel Discussions
Academy of Art University students are invited to participate in two exciting panel discussions
hosted by the
School of Fashion. Students will have the opportunity to
take part in question and answer sessions
following the discussions.
Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Wednesday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
79 Auditorium, 79 New Montgomery Street
Meet Matt Tyrnauer, producer and director of
Valentino: The Last Emperor, the widely acclaimed
documentary with unprecedented access to Valentino and his extended family. View the film’s trailer
with Matt Tyrnauer and Cheryl Locke, coordinator of the fashion journalism program. After the
trailer, Cheryl will moderate a Q & A with Matt about his experiences and impressions as a
journalist and a documentarian who spent two years, from June 2005 to July 2007, capturing 250
hours of footage of Valentino’s private and public life.
Matt Tyrnauer is a Special Correspondent at
Vanity Fair magazine and this is his first documentary. In
his own words, Valentino: The Last Emperor is an “…engaging and entertaining portrait of an
extraordinary partnership…and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his
celebrated career”. He further states, “What started as a journalistic inquiry, in the end,
revealed a unique love story with the world of fashion as a backdrop.”
Fashion & Media Leaders Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.
491 Post Street
Moderated by Gladys Perint Palmer, Executive Director, School of Fashion
Martine and Prosper Assouline - founders of Assouline
Publishing, the world's foremost fashion and style publisher. For the last ten years, Assouline
Publishing has created lavish illustrated books dedicated to fashion, photography, art and design.
Renowned for their highly original graphic concepts, Assouline books are works of art that capture
culture and bring it to life.
David Downton - world-renowned fashion illustrator. He is
the founder and publisher of
Pourquoi Pas? A Journal of Fashion Illustration. His
Illustrations are featured in magazines such as
Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Harpers & Queen, L’Officiel,
Madeleine Czigler -
Fashion File TV producer. Each week,
Fashion File travels the globe to profile the
personalities of the fashion industry, including models, stylists, photographers and editors. The
show explores their professional careers and personal lives against a backdrop of fashion shows and
magazine cover shoots and is considered the best program about fashion and lifestyle on television.Fashion File is a co-production of CBC Television and
Patrick Cabasset - editor in chief of
L’Officiel magazine. Launched in 1921,
L'Officiel later became the first French magazine to
appear in China. Today, it is sold in Russia, Japan and India. Cabasset has worked at publications
Journal du Textile, Vogue Paris, Elle Japan, Dépêche Mode, Le
Monde, Vogue Homme, View On Colour, Le Point, Gap, Profession Textile, Maison Française,
Marie-Claire Maison, and
“Fusing Fashion and Business” Panel Discussion
Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m.
491 Post Street
Moderated by Sharon Murphy, Director of Merchandising, School of Fashion
Ben and Chris Ospital - founders and owners of MAC - Modern
Appealing Clothing, located in the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco. The
New York Times calls MAC "a good place to remember that
you really can’t buy style. Style is evolutionary, egalitarian, deeply curious, often weird and
always personal — the accidental costume of any character with a wide-open mind, enjoying a
constant bumper crop of new discoveries. But for those having trouble finding their own
inspirations, MAC has almost always been there."
Monica Carlson - Vice President of Inventory and Planning,
Merchandise Operations and Business Intelligence for Sephora. Carlson has been a beauty industry
executive for over 25 years with experience in retail merchandising for Nordstrom and Sephora, and
in brand sales for Chanel, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox Cosmetics. Prior to joining Sephora, she was
the Field Vice President for Speciality Brands Group handling Shu Uemura and Giorgio Armani.
Dawn Dzedzy - Director of Marketing for Saks Fifth Avenue
San Francisco Bay Area. Dzedzy’s previous experience in retail marketing includes Senior Manager of
Special Events at Macy's West and Marketing Manager for The Learning Company’s fashion and beauty
consumer software products.
The Assoulines and David Downton are receiving Doctorates of Humane Letters for their
contribution to the worlds of art and design from Academy President Dr. Elisa Stephens at the
Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 23.
Watch the fashion show LIVE online!
April 23, 2009 | 7 PM