Interviews: The Latest Book by Alain Elkann | With Diane Von Furstenberg and John Micklethwait
Where: Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Ave.
212-879-4242 Price: Free
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Author Alain Elkann will discuss the book with Diane von Furstenberg and John Micklethwait before signing copies at the end of the event.
Alain Elkann is an author, intellectual and journalist born in New York in 1950. He has maintained a weekly interview column for the Italian national daily newspaper La Stampa since 1989. His archive encompasses an impressive and eclectic range of celebrated subjects, including award-winning writers and editors; film stars and directors; fashion designers and businessmen; artists, collectors and museum curators; politicians and diplomats; economists and historians; thinkers and human rights activists. His new volume Interviews, collects the most relevant conversations; Assouline is the publisher.
Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of American fashion in the seventies, when she arrived in New York from Europe with a suitcase full of Italian jersey dresses she had designed. Today, DVF is a global luxury fashion brand. She is the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) council’s chairman. In 2014, the iconic wrap dress was celebrated with the “Journey of a Dress” exhibition in Los Angeles, and she also published her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, translated in five languages. In 2015, she was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.
John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg where he oversees editorial content across all Bloomberg platforms, as well as its research services. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2015, Micklethwait was Editor-in-Chief of The Economist where he led the newspaper into the digital age while expanding its readership and enhancing its reputation. He is the co-author of six books, most recently The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In 2010, Micklethwait was named Editors’ Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors.