Join hosts Charles Beckwith & Cathy Schepis at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street) for American Fashion Podcast's New York Fashion Week Pregame Show.
This podcast recording & fashion business pep rally will feature a conversation with Lauren Sherman & Gary Wassner (bios below), scheduled to appear with other special guests!
*** This is a Design Flaw event, where a portion of ticket sales always goes to a fashion-related charity. Which charity? We decide Wheel of Fortune-style at the show! ***
Lauren Sherman is the chief correspondent in New York for The Business of Fashion, where she leads US market coverage. She began her career as a reporter at Forbes & has since contributed to a wide breadth of publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, NewYorker.com, the New York Times & The Cut. Sherman holds a BFA in writing, literature, & publishing from Emerson College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband & dog.
Gary Wassner is a Co-Founder of Interluxe Holdings, a private equity platform, & serves as its Chairman. Mr. Wassner serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Hilldun Corporation. At Hilldun, Mr. Wassner has provided accounts receivable factoring & other forms of financing to fashion brands, along with back-office support & mentoring. He is intimately involved in fashion, serving on various boards & committees, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America Advisory Board (CFDA) & Business Mentor for the CFDA CFI Fashion Incubator Program, FGI Advisory Board, HSFI Board Member as well as numerous fashion brands. Gary appeared on the Lifetime television series Project Runway Fashion Startup as one of the principal investors & cast members. Mr. Wassner has been providing business advice to designers & celebrities, financing, factoring & services to the fashion industry for over 40 years. He is also a passionate supporter of all causes related to the Fashion Industry in New York City. Mr. Wassner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, where he also received a Master's Degree in Philosophy. Wassner resides in New York City with his wife Cathy