Faces and Places in Fashion

Faces and Places in Fashion is a lecture series, class, and forum for prominent fashion professionals to discuss their trade, experience, and perspective on the business. The course is taught by Professor Caroline Gordon, whose experience includes work as a buyer, merchandiser, and sales leader. Lectures are open to the public.

The lectures are typically held on Mondays from 4:10 pm–5:30 pm.

Please note: Location of each class will be noted in the specific listing below.

Visit the course YouTube channel to watch archived lectures.

Spring 2024 Lectures

  • January 29, Course Introduction, Caroline Gordon,  (location: D211)
  • February 5, Jasmin Larian - REMOTE,  Founder, Cult Gaia, (view video)
  • February 12, Mallorie Dunn, Founder & Designer, SmartGlamour, (location: D211)
  • February 19, No class, President's Day 
  • February 26, Kahindo Mateene, Founder, Kahindo, (location: D211)
  • March 4, Heather Harlan, Founder, Heather Harlan, (location: D211)
  • March 11, Anastasia Vasilieva, Founder, Treehouse, (location: D211)
  • March 18, Lauren Nouchi, Co-Founder, APPARIS, (location: D211)
  • March 25, No class, Spring Break
  • April 1, Meytal Clark, Freelance Design Director Product Sustainability, Calvin Klein, (location: D211)
  • April 8, Molly Moorkamp, Founder & Creative Director, Molly Moorkamp, (location: D211)
  • April 15, Fashion Service Network Panel, Fashion Service Network, (location: D211)
  • April 22, No class, Midterm
  • April 29, Charles Finaz de Villaine, President of Ralph Lauren Fragrance, L'Oreal, (location: D211)
  • May 6,  Jaclyn Goldgrub, Chief Merchant and Owner,  Dear Dreamer , (location: D211)
  • May 13, Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer,  Jessica Jahn, (location: D211)

    Faces and Places in Fashion is taught by Caroline Gordon, who has been an adjunct professor at FIT since 2018, teaching in both the Schools of Business and Technology and Art and Design. Gordon has worked in the fashion industry in New York City for 18 years across multiple American brands, including Ralph Lauren and Ann Taylor. She has experience in womenswear and children's wear, with a focus on buying and wholesale sales. 

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