Vogue’s inaugural fashion festival – a dazzling line-up of speakers


Vogue‘s inaugural fashion festival this month will be the largest gathering of fashion talent ever seen in London. The dazzling line-up of speakers includes Christopher Bailey, David Bailey, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg and Tim Walker.

The fashion festival takes place April 20 & 21 at London’s Royal Geographical Society.

“We have a lively, engaged, glamorous constituency who will be able to hear Diane von Furstenberg talk about her life and times; ask Natalia Vodianova, Lily Cole and Jourdan Dunn what modeling is like, and listen to Rachel Zoe and Livia Firth talk about the red carpet.
I also wanted to get a sociological element into the program — and look at where fashion intersects with the world we live in.
It’s about showing what Vogue is, and why it’s different from other titles.”



The programme:


10.00 Christopher Bailey, designer, in conversation with Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman

12.00 My Fashion Life: Lucinda Chambers, Vogue fashion director: Marigay McKee, Harrods
fashion and beauty director, Matthew Williamson, designer Russell Marsh, casting director

1.00 Nigella Lawson, Vogue contributing editor and food writer, in conversation with
broadcaster Kirsty Young

2.45 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, in conversation with Alexandra Shulman

4.45 Too Young? Too Old? Does Fashion have an Age Limit?
Panel discussion, featuring Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph fashion editor and Vogue contributing editor Laura Bailey, model and Vogue contributing editor,
Edie Campbell, model
Pixie Geldof, model
Mary Portas, Queen of Shops
Anne Robinson, broadcaster

5.50 Stella McCartney, designer

10.00 Diane von Furstenberg, designer

11.00 Tim Walker in conversation with Kate Phelan

12.00 Fashion Question Time with leading British designers: Holly Fulton, Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood; Moderated by Vogue deputy editor Emily Sheffield

1.00 David Bailey, photographer

2.45 Tom Ford, designer and film director, in conversation with Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman

4.45 Ask the Models: A Q&A discussion with a panel of star models including Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn and Natalia Vodianova

6.00 Is it all about the Red Carpet? Panel discussion including Richard Young, Rachel Zoe

Master hair colourist Josh Wood and his team will be on hand for mini styling sessions with wash-out dyes and coloured temporary hair extensions, while Armani’s make-up artists are offering tutorials on how to get summer’s smoky eyes.

One of the world’s most sought-after make-up artists, Mary Greenwell, will be participating in the Vogue Festival on April 20 and 21. The Chanel make-up guru – who has worked with famous faces including Kate Moss, Uma Thurman, Keira Knightley and Diana, Princess of Wales – will be on hand to provide makeovers for festival-goers, who will then be able to pose for a special cover portrait by one of the magazine’s contributing photographers.

The model and singer Pixie Geldof will be joining a star-studded panel to discuss whether fashion has an age limit, alongside Daily Telegraph fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, models Laura Bailey and Edie Campbell, queen of shops Mary Portas and broadcaster Anne Robinson.

The golden tickets ($450) are already sold out.