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Museum of Arts and Design: MAD Moments with André Leon Talley and Darren Walker
January 19, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMFree – $15
Race and power from The Chiffon Trenches—a dialogue with fashion icon André Leon Talley and the Ford Foundation’s president Darren Walker about Talley’s new memoir. The conversation will highlight Talley’s remarkable rise as a trailblazing fashion editor and journalist in an industry rife with bias.
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André Leon Talley was the indomitable creative director at Vogue during the magazine’s rising dominance as the world’s fashion bible. Over the past five decades, his byline has also appeared in Vanity Fair, HG, Interview, and Women’s Wear Daily. He has published several illustrated works, including Little Black Dress, A.L.T.:365+, and Oscar de la Renta:His Legendary World of Style. Talley is also the subject of the documentary The Gospel According to André. He received his MA in French Studies from Brown and served on the board of trustees for the Savannah College of Art and Design for twenty years.
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy. He is co-founder and chair of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.Before joining Ford, Darren was vice president at Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs. In the 1990s, he was COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization. Darren co-chairs New York City’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the New York City Census Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission and serves on The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform and UN International Labour Organization Global Commission on the Future of Work. He serves on many boards, including Carnegie Hall, the High Line, VOW to End Child Marriage, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is the recipient of 16 honorary degrees and university awards, including Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. Educated exclusively in public schools, Darren was a member of the first Head Start class in 1965 and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been included on Time’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World, Rolling Stone’s 25 People Shaping the Future, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and OUT Magazine’s Power 50.