Tuesday February 4th, 2014
6:00 pm 7:30 pm


Cubberley Auditorium
Stanford, CA 94305


 Thank you to all who attended this wonderful event! Please check back soon for photo gallery and blog post.

*[01/31/14] Please note that Cathy Horyn, who organized the series, will be unable to be present for the event. She has had to resign from the New York Times to spend more time with her partner, who has had health issues. Antoine Arnault will instead be in conversation with Matthew Tiews, Executive Director of Arts Programs at Stanford.*

Antoine Arnault
Antoine Arnault is the Chief Executive Officer of Berluti, a Paris based company specialized in high quality products for men. Berluti is part of the LVMH Group, of which Antoine Arnault is a member of the Board since 2006. He has a degree from HEC Montreal and obtained his MBA from INSEAD, Paris, in 2005.

In 1999, Antoine Arnault founded the first French company that managed the registration of domain names on the web :

In 2002, he joined Louis Vuitton and successively occupied the following positions :

• Louis Vuitton network direction, where he directly managed 12 Louis Vuitton stores in France.
• In 2007, he became Director of Communications, Advertising and Publishing departments
• In 2009, Digital Development and Media Purchases are added to his directorship.

January 2011 saw him join Berluti as Chief Executive Officer, with the ambition of developing the label and expanding its categories from shoes and leather goods to apparel, accessories, and lifestyle items. In December 2013, Antoine Arnault became President of Loro Piana in addition to his current functions.

In 2001, he won the Jacques Douce prize for the best new company. In 2011, he initiated the “Journées Particulières” project, whose concept was to give access behind the scenes of 40 different Maisons in the LVMH Group. 100 000 visitors came to the 1st edition and 120 000 came in June 2013 to the 2nd edition. He is passionate about cinema, design and golf.

Cathy Portrait (Giles Bensimon)

Photo Credit: Giles Bensimon

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.