Fashionopolis: Why What We Wear Matters

Code: LH41507

Dates: March 21, 2024

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

The fashion industry turns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on the earth. Historically the fashion trade has exploited labor the environment and intellectual property. With the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied, exponentially. We’ve been casual about our clothes. It’s time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to begin. There are positive changes occurring.
Fee: $39.00
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Dana Thomas

Dana Thomas is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano and Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, all published by PenguinPress, and Fashionopolis Young Readers Edition, published by Dial Books. She is a freelance contributor to the New York Times, and the host of The Green Dream, a bi-weekly podcast on sustainability, produced by Talkbox Studio. She wrote the screenplay for Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, an award-winning feature documentary directed by Luca Guadagnino, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Distributed by Sony Classics, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Doc Award in 2022. Her book Deluxe was adapted for the docuseries, Kingdom of Dreams. Thomas began her career writing for the Style section of The Washington Post, and for fifteen years she served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. Thomas has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Architectural Digest, and most recently served as the European Sustainability Editor for British Vogue. She has spoken at a host of major conferences and institutions, including the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival, Harvard Business School, and TED. In 1987, Thomas received the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation’s Ellis Haller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism. In 2016, the French Minister of Culture named Thomas a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2017, she was a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. In 2023, Thomas was named an ambassador for the Prince’s Foundation, King Charles III’s sustainability center, based in Ayrshire, Scotland. She lives in Paris.



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