Date/TimeThursday January 9th, 2014
6:00 pm ‐ 7:30 pm
641 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Annie Leibovitz’s large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time. Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still a student. In 1983, when she joined the staff of the revived Vanity Fair, she was established as the foremost rock music photographer and an astute documentarian of the social landscape. At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, her work with actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, and political and business figures, as well as her fashion photographs, expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life. Leibovitz has published several books and has exhibited widely. She is a Commandeur in the French government’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
Pascal Dangin, CEO and Chief Creative Director of KiDS, began his work in the fashion industry as a hairstylist. During that time he watched photographers compose images, designers and stylists create silhouettes and makeup artists transform faces. It was the beginning of the era of digital reproduction, and while the darkroom had a rich tradition, Pascal instinctively knew that digital technology would provide a world of possibility for new expression, and introduce a new role to the traditional cast of image-makers.
In 1995, Pascal opened Box, the first digital post-production house in New York City. Over fifteen years, Pascal honed his expertise in visual communication as Box grew into a 70-person team, expanding from a retouching studio into a photography and motion picture finishing house, including a comprehensive film and television department, a fine art and fashion photography printing lab, and a publishing imprint, joining forces with renowned publisher Gerhard Steidl to create SteidlDangin. Working with some of the world’s most innovative brands and image-makers, Pascal developed a rare insight into the creative process that eventually propelled him to his current role as creative director. Driven to create new brand experiences, images, and ideas that defy assumption–and form meaningful connections with modern consumers–Pascal founded KiDS in 2011. Marking the culmination of his creative evolution, KiDS is a full-service ad agency providing multi-platform design and strategic services to the luxury, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and fine arts industries. Through a unique partnership with Box, KiDS offers the seamless experience of working with a single studio to undergo all aspects of any creative project. Bridging the communication gaps between strategy, creative conception and post-production, KiDS provides inspiring brands holistic solutions that are relevant today.
KiDS Clients Include: Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, McQ, Lanvin, Lane Crawford, Australian Wool Innovation, Lancome, Tabitha Simmons, Prabal Gurung, CFDA, Somerset House, Interview Magazine, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Mario Sorrenti and The Estate of Guy Bourdin.
Box Clients Include: American Express, Balenciaga, Prada, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Mercedes-Benz, Bulgari, De Beers, H. Stern, Movado, Piaget, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Estée Lauder, Shiseido, Christian Dior Parfums, Coty Prestige, Dreamworks, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Harris Savides, Philippe Le Sourd, Darius Khondji, Condé Nast Publications, Hearst Publications, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Cindi Leive, Patrick McCarthy, Glenda Bailey, Graydon Carter, Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour.
About Cathy Horyn
Cathy Horyn has been the fashion critic of The New York Times since 1999. Her articles about the industry and other topics also appear in The New York Times Magazine. She created the popular Times blog On the Runway. Prior to joining the paper, Horyn was a contributing writer at Vanity Fair. From 1990 to 1995, she was the fashion writer at The Washington Post. She is currently working on a history of The New York Times fashion coverage since 1852. Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she is a graduate of Barnard College and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
More on Fashion at Stanford
A Series of Conversations on Design, Craft, and the Market with Cathy Horyn, Fashion Critic for The New York Times
The fashion industry is changing rapidly. Changes in technology are affecting every facet of the market, from retail strategies to production possibilities. Global manufacture and distribution are disrupting existing markets. And the relation between designers, artists, and entrepreneurs is becoming increasingly blurred.
“FASHION AT STANFORD” will examine the changing dynamics of this industry and explore the possibilities for the future. Bringing together Silicon Valley expertise and global leaders in the field, the Stanford Arts Institute will present a series of conversations in the 2013-2014 academic year, organized by Cathy Horyn, fashion critic for The New York Times. The series will bring diverse perspectives from the fields of design, photography, business, and criticism to the Stanford community.