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Yves Saint Laurent Info Session

Date:September 13, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:The Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Please join us at Center for Career Education to meet Brant Cryder, President of Yves Saint Laurent, Americas. A veteran executive specializing in luxury fashion, Brant has worked with several premiere brands including Prada, Armani and Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

In this one-hour panel, Cryder will discuss career paths in retail, luxury and fashion and the many opportunities that exist in the industry for students of varying backgrounds and experience levels. A question and answer session will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn about the luxury fashion industry from a leader and expert in the field.

 

Event Information:

Date: September 13, 2012 from 6-7pm

Location: Center for Career Education conference room

About the Brand

Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. It was the first Couture house to launch, in 1966, the modern concept of luxury women's prêt-à-porter, in a collection called « Rive Gauche ».

Throughout the years, its groundbreaking styles have become iconic cultural and artistic references and its founder, the couturier Yves Saint Laurent, secured a reputation as one of the twentieth century’s foremost designers.

Hedi Slimane was appointed Creative Director of the Maison Yves Saint Laurent in March 2012.

About the Speaker

Brant Cryder is the President of Yves Saint Laurent, Americas. A veteran of the luxury retail industry, Brant spent 12 years with the Prada Group and also held posts at Saks Fifth Avenue and Armani.  With diverse interests ranging from music, philanthropy and design to technology and innovation, Brant views fashion as a significant platform from which to appreciate and grow his other passions. As a distinguished DJ, Brant has played at major parties, events and fashion shows in Bali, Italy, Los Angeles and New York City. In the philanthropic realm, Brant is a Board Member of charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. When he’s not working on guiding YSL to its next era of growth, Brant can be found enjoying the company of his lovely wife Mary and their 4 wonderful children: Ellie, 9, Baylor 8, Hudson 5, and the most recent addition, baby Beckett. At every stage in his career, Brant has and continues to encourage, motivate, and lead people towards a greater understanding of their identity, calling and destiny. Brant studied Business and Communications at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is based in New York.

Target Audience: Juniors and Seniors
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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