On Thursday, October 12 — nine days after the Spring 2018 shows come to a close — New York City’s Milk Studios will host Vogue’s 125th birthday party of sorts. To commemorate a century and a quarter in the biz, Vogue is planning its first-ever conference, complete with celebrity speakers, breakfast, lunch and cocktails. And for a mere $3,000, you can (maybe) attend.
During the 11-hour event, high-profile designers will sit down with big-name Vogue editors to discuss issues today’s fashion professionals face. Dries Van Noten and editor-at-large Hamish Bowles will speak of “the power of independence.” Marc Jacobs, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and digital creative director Sally Singer will talk “fashion in the age of Instagram.” Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston and fashion news director Chioma Nnadi will provide insight “on keeping cool.” John Galliano and contributing editor Andre Leon Talley will reflect on “success the second time around.” The list of A-list speakers goes on: Demna Gvasalia, Erdem Moralioglu, Francesco Risso, Michael Kors, Joseph Altuzarra, Stella McCartney, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Victoria Beckham. Somehow, all that fashion wisdom will be packed into 10 30- to 45-minute panels.
“Forces of Fashion [as the conference is called] will bring together some of our favorite names, and allow them the opportunity to speak in a way they’ve never done before; live and direct with Vogue’s editors on a day that we believe will be as informative as it is intimate,” said editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in a statement.
It’s unclear how many tickets will be made available to the public, though Wintour’s use of the word “intimate” implies “not many.” The publication will also release a limited number of discounted student tickets. At the moment, we’re just hoping for a livestream.
[ via Business of Fashion ]