FIAF Presents The Power Of Style with André Leon Talley, Rachel Roy, Mary Alice Stephenson {NYC EVENTS}

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This week, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is kicking off The Power of Style, a series of talks featuring fashion experts, designers, and entrepreneurs who are reimagining the significance of style.  The panels will be hosted in NYC (details below) and are open to the public. Admission is $20 per event for FIAF Members, $25 for Non-Members.

Here’s the Schedule:

Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm – Style for Social Change: Fashion’s New Philanthropists with Rachel Roy and Mary Alice Stephenson.

WHERE: FIAF—Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)

Meet two innovative leaders who are redefining fashion as a tool for social empowerment and improvement. Designer and entrepreneur Rachel Roy and celebrity stylist, beauty expert, and founder of Glam4Good, Mary Alice Stephenson, share inspiring stories and ideas on how style can change lives.

Monday, April 15 at 7pm – Celebrating the Little Black Dress with André Leon Talley. 

WHERE: FIAF—Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)

The little black dress is a wardrobe icon and an important reflection of social trends. Join renowned fashion authority, television personality, and Vogue Contributing Editor André Leon Talley as he traces its evolution in his elegant new book, Little Black Dress (Rizzoli). Featuring famous designs from Yves Saint Laurent to Ralph Lauren, Talley offers sartorial expertise and coveted style advice.

Monday, April 22 at 7pm – The Entrepreneurs: Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, Christiane Lemieux & Stephanie von Watzdorf

WHERE: FIAF—Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)

From trunk shows to tabletops, designers and entrepreneurs are building innovative new companies that reflect the growing definition of personal style. Go behind the scenes with Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, co-founder and CEO of Moda Operandi; Stephanie von Watzdorf, founder and creative director of Figue and former vice president of design for Tory Burch; and Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative director of DwellStudio, as they discuss what it takes to create a successful lifestyle brand today. Moderated by Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director of Magazine.

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