Legendary Chef Charlie Palmer to Celebrate The Progression of American Cuisine With Inaugural American Fare Event in Napa

The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley

Chef Charlie Palmer teams up with our visiting chefs and top Napa Valley Cabernet producers for this one of a kind food and wine event at Archer’s boutique hotel set in the heart of downtown Napa.

Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.

More than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American ingredients at Aureole,” said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”

American Fare will feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork, beef, poultry and game courtesy of Joyce Farms, a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and regenerative farming methods.

American Fare showcases the very best of American-inspired bites and Cabernet wines from Napa.

Participating Chefs

  • Francisco Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
  • Jason Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
  • Scott Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
  • Lisa Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
  • Eduardo “Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas
  • Alexandre Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
  • Michael Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
  • Chris Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
  • Fernando Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
  • Michael Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
  • Mike Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC

Participating Wineries & Additional Stations

  • Atelier Find Foods
  • Black River Caviar
  • Charles Krug
  • Clos Du Vol
  • Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Faust
  • John Anthony
  • Journeyman Meat Co
  • Louis M. Martini
  • OHM Coffee Roasters
  • Raymond Vineyards
  • Red Mare
  • Silver Oak
  • Vintage Sweet Shoppe
  • Whitehall Lane

Events

American Fare Event

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon

$95

Chef Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full Chizel.

American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar

$40

Continue the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.

*After party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.

Tickets & Hotel Packages

A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com

Hotel Lodging Package ($550)

  • One Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
  • Valet Parking
  • Two Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
  • Two Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka

American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.

Trunk Club Launches New Charitable Giving Platform in Partnership with Dress for Success and Career Gear

Today, Trunk Club announced its new charitable platform, Trunk Club Cares, focused on improving job training and preparedness in local communities through partnerships with nonprofits Dress for Success and Career Gear.

Trunk Club (PRNewsfoto/Trunk Club)

Trunk Club committed more than $30,000 and employee volunteers to both organizations, which serve communities through innovative programming designed to help individuals find employment.

At Trunk Club, we understand the power of a good outfit and how that boost of confidence can impact your day-to-day work and career, regardless of your experience or where you are in your career,” said Fanya Chandler, president of Trunk Club. “We designed this program by listening carefully to our employees’ and customers’ passions for giving back. We’re proud and honored to support both of these organizations that share our values and are making a tremendous impact in our communities.

Dress for Success client practices interview skills with Trunk Club employee at the styling service’s Chicago headquartes

Trunk Club partnered with Dress for Success to host four volunteer days for employees at their boutiques where employees worked with program clients to create interview outfits. Additionally, Trunk Club hosted a resume boot camp during which Dress for Success clients learned about interview best practices and had mock interviews with Trunk Club employees. Finally, Trunk Club stylists shared their time and style expertise to outfit 20 Dress for Success clients and senior executives in Chicago for a fashion show fundraiser.

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The organization’s programs center on workforce development, employment retention, financial literacy as well as leadership and civic responsibility. These programs rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and a staff of more than 25,000 volunteers worldwide. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women and operates in nearly 30 countries in more than 150 cities. (For more information, visit https://dressforsuccess.org/.)

We’re so happy to partner with an organization so well aligned with our mission,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Trunk Club is doing important work in their communities to help people become financially independent and reach their goals.”

Trunk Club is also teaming up with Career Gear by providing employee volunteers who provide pro-bono styling services to program participants.

We may provide the suit, but we are really in the confidence business. We want to help men help themselves while they strive to live their best lives,” said Jesseca Kendall, director of community engagement at Career Gear.

For over 20 years, Career Gear‘s mission has been to provide men with the tools they need to successfully achieve financial independence and become stronger members of their communities. We work tirelessly to boost confidence for improved employment outcomes by focusing on image presentation. (For more information, visit https://careergear.org/.)

In addition to these partnerships, Trunk Club continues to be active in its local communities with employee-driven activations. Annually, employees nominate and vote on their favorite charitable organizations to receive grants that help achieve their missions. Last year’s winning organizations were Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society, St. Jude’s Children’s, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Trunk Club is a Chicago-based personalized styling service for men and women, offering both virtual and in-person shopping options. Shoppers can visit Trunk Club’s retail Clubhouses in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., for an in-person styling session or custom fitting for any occasion. For those who prefer an at-home experience, Trunk Club offers a virtual styling option, where a personal stylist sends a curated Trunk of clothing to their home based on the customer’s style, fit, and lifestyle preferences. Trunk Club offers everything from weekend casual clothing to formal wear, and as a subsidiary of Nordstrom, the clothes and service are on par with those standards. (For more information, visit www.trunkclub.com.)

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Brands Launch Holiday Collections Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Collections now available online; A portion of sales from each collection benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, Mark & Graham, West Elm and Williams Sonoma celebrate the launch of their exclusive holiday collections benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.

Williams-Sonoma logo

We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2005 through various fundraising efforts.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”

Details of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment is listed below:

  • Pottery Barn Teen releases special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus Kenworthy; actor and singer Cody Simpson; singer and songwriter Austin Mahone; Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez; and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve Hannelius. The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson), out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each water bottle sale will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Pottery Barn Kids introduces four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is also releasing a special edition Anywhere Chair®, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair® is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Pottery Barn debuts a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified and include a St. Jude teddy bear wearing a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Mark & Graham debuts holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating. Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • West Elm releases two special edition, double-sided knit and faux fur throws benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Williams Sonoma launches a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The St. Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St. Jude patients. The set of four St. Jude Gold Heart Mugs features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St. Jude Chocolate Thins are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org,

Housing Works To Host 2019 “Fashion for Action”

Shop Brand-New Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off At Three-Day Fundraising Event

Tickets Available For VIP Reception, Early-Access + GA Shopping On Nov. 14; Free Public Sale Nov. 15 + 16

Housing Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, will host its annual Fashion for Action fundraiser November 14-16, 2019. The highly anticipated event, brings together the best in entertainment and fashion for an exclusive shopping experience at the Housing Works Thrift Shop flagship location in Chelsea. The three-day event will kick off on November 14thwith a series of ticketed affairs that include a VIP reception, early-access and general admission shopping, culminating in a sale that is open to the public November 15th 16th.

Housing Works logo

The event is sponsored by Amida Care, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., BCM One, BMO Bank, Comserv, Synoptek, and Our/ New York Vodka.

Fashion for Action began in 2004 with founding chair Andre Leon Talley and the late Natasha Richardson at the helm. Past event chairs have also included Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson, Francisco Costa, Dree Hemingway, Marc Jacobs, Natalie Joos, Derek Lam and Rachel Roy. Together with the support of the fashion and beauty community, the benefit has grown to raise over $5 million towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City.

Fashion For Action 2019 will showcase a bounty of brand-new merchandise, marked 50-80% off retail prices, donated by the biggest names in fashion. The sale will feature Men’s and Women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands that include: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Coach, Helmut Lang, Theory, and more!

For over 25 years, Housing Works has fueled the fight to end HIV and Homelessness through fashion. The organization’s 13 Thrift Shops and signature events directly benefit its trailblazing work in grassroots activism, healthcare, and housing. Housing Works led the way during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City, and continues to lead resistance efforts across the country in this current political climate.

The benefit will begin with a VIP Cocktail Reception gathering industry icons and leaders in fashion and entertainment at the Rubin Museum of Art. The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson and Bevy Smith, TV/radio personality and host of Sirius/XM’s Bevelations on Radio Andy. They will be joined by event chairs: Bethann Hardison, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, Cameron Silver, Iman, Mickey Boardman, Patricia Field, Phillip Picardi, and Anna Sui. Kevin Harter, Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael Carl, VP of Press and Influence, Hermès are Founding Chairs. The reception will be followed by two ticketed offerings that include early access and GA providing an opportunity to shop in advance of the public sale that will run November 15-16. Tickets are now available for purchase with detailed pricing information available here.

In addition to the array of new designer merchandise, Fashion for Action will include items from the personal wardrobe of a selection of hand-picked style influencers, Closet Curators. Showcasing a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect their own individual style, this year’s Closet Curators include: Visual Architect and Brand Consultant Kesha McLeod, Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar, Style Monk’s Jerome LaMaar, Patrice Farameh from The Curated Collection, Fashion Stylist and Designer Dennis Kenney/NONDK, PR/Marketing consultant Logan Horne, theCurvycon Co-founder and Blogger Cece Olisa as well as the epic 70’s-era costume wardrobe donated by the acclaimed HBO series The Deuce, now in its final season.

Proceeds from Fashion for Action support Housing Works‘ ongoing advocacy and integrated services including trailblazing work to address the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths.

What: Fashion for Action 2019

When: November 14, 2019

VIP Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street

Tickets: https://f4a2019.splashthat.com/F4A

Early Access Shopping 6:30pm – 7:30pm

GA Shopping 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Public Sale: November 15-16, 2019, 10am- 7pm

Where: SHOPPING | Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street

Burberry And The RealReal Join Forces To Make Fashion Circular

Today, global luxury brand Burberry and authenticated luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal announced they are teaming up to promote a more sustainable future for fashion. Through a new partnership, Burberry and The RealReal are aiming to support and promote the benefits of a circular economy for fashion by encouraging customers to extend the life of their products through resale. Through the pilot launching today, customers who consign Burberry pieces at The RealReal are being offered an exclusive personal shopping experience in select Burberry stores across the U.S.

Burberry And The RealReal Join Forces To Make Fashion Circular

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that more than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing not being utilized or recycled effectively, with some garments in the U.S. discarded after just seven to 10 wears.

Burberry has been at the forefront of sustainability in fashion, with social and environmental programmes in place for more than 15 years. Driving a more circular economy for fashion is central to Burberry’s five-year Responsibility agenda to 2022 and as part of this Burberry continues to expand ways to reuse, repair, donate and recycle products and materials. During 2018/19, Burberry reduced its market-based emissions by 43% and procured 58% of its total energy (including 68% of its electricity) from renewable sources. Burberry is now carbon neutral across the Americas region, its EMEIA retail stores and UK operations, and aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2022.

A key figure in driving industry collaboration, Burberry is a founding signatory of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a signatory of the UN Global Compact, and a core partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, working with industry and NGOs to address key impacts of the fashion industry. Burberry is also a signatory of The Fashion Pact, a global alliance between 32 of the world’s leading fashion companies to tackle climate change announced at the 2019 G7 Summit in Biarritz.

Leading the way in creating a more circular economy for fashion is a key element of our Responsibility agenda,” said Pam Batty, VP Corporate Responsibility, Burberry. “The RealReal shares our ambition to promote the circular economy and keep clothing in use for longer. We know that the enduring quality of Burberry pieces means their appeal and value is long-lasting. Through this new partnership we hope to not only champion a more circular future but encourage consumers to consider all the options available to them when they’re looking to refresh their wardrobes.”

The RealReal (PRNewsFoto/The RealReal)

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With an expert behind every item, the company provide a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. With morethan 100+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items available online each day, The RealReal make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for both individual consignors and estates. At its stores in Los Angeles as well as SoHo and the Upper East Side NYC, customers can shop and consign and meet with experts to learn more about luxury authenticity and sustainability. At its 11 Luxury Consignment Offices, three of which are located in our retail stores, the expert staff provides free valuations for high-value pieces.

According to The RealReal, resale demand for Burberry has increased by 64% year-on-year, with searches for Burberry on the site rising fastest among Millennial and Gen Z customers.

A brand as storied as Burberry embracing the circular economy demonstrates the power of resale’s impact on both the luxury market and the planet,” said Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal. “I hope together we’ll be a part of pioneering a future in which circularity is a consideration for every luxury brand.”

Building on their shared ambition to make fashion circular, Burberry and The RealReal have made a donation to Materials for the Arts to support its work in helping people rethink the way they look at materials and waste, as well as educating the public on the importance of creative reuse.

Burberry and The RealReal’s generous donation will support MFTA’s nonprofit partner, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which guides and supports MFTA’s education and outreach initiatives including free field trips for students, warehouse operation improvements, public programming, and professional development for educators. Contributions like this are essential to its mission to encourage creative reuse and environmental sustainability in NYC, which, in turn, empower students to make art, train teachers to bring creative hands-on projects into the classroom, and keep the warehouse open later for itsmembers.

A program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Department of Education and Friends of Materials for the Arts, MFTA is NYC’s largest reuse center supporting nonprofits with arts programming, public schools, and city agencies. On average MFTA collects over 1.5m lbs. (approx.700,000 kilograms) of supplies each year which it provides, free of charge, to its member organizations. In addition to providing materials, MFTA has an Artist-in-Residence program, an education center, and holds public events which include gallery openings and community workshops.

For more information about consigning Burberry pieces with The RealReal, please visit therealreal.com/Burberry.

Macy’s Invites Customers To Share The Warmth This Season With “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” Campaign

Buy a coat at Macy’s stores or on macys.com from October 9 to October 14, and Macy’s, in partnership with Clothes4Souls, will donate a new coat to someone in need

Macy’s has announced the seventh annual “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign in partnership with nonprofitClothes4Souls. From Wednesday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 14, Macy’s invites its customers to help those in need by purchasing a coat in the men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s outerwear departments in-store and on macys.com.

For every coat purchased, Macy’s will donate a brand new coat, up to 35,000 with an average retail value of $40-$100 each, to Clothes4Souls to provide warmth, hope and dignity to those in need this winter. Since 2013, Macy’s has donated $9.4 million in coats, helping more than 235,000 people. This year, Macy’s and Clothes4Souls will distribute coats in 25 communities near Macy’s stores and corporate office locations. Additionally, employee volunteers from Macy’s Partners in Time program will assist with sharing the warmth and distributing coats in their local areas all around the country.

We’re proud that our customers love to give back as much as we do at Macy’s,” said Sam Harrison Di Scipio, Macy’s vice president of corporate communications, giving and volunteerism. “Through our long standing partnership with Clothes4Souls, we’ve been able to share the warmth with those in need for more than seven years. We’re grateful for the support of our customers, colleagues and vendors that have stood behind this important cause with us.

Clothes4Souls, a division of the nonprofit Soles4Souls, creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of clothing around the world. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit partners to distribute both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.

It really is the ‘most wonderful time of year,‘” said Buddy Teaster, CEO of Clothes4Souls. “Together with the help of Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country we have helped more than 200,000 people, who desperately need a winter coat to stay warm. We’re thankful to Macy’s for their continued partnership and helping people in need right here in the U.S.”

Coats donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100 and are generously donated from a variety of participating brands including: 32 Degrees, Calvin Klein, Celebrity Pink, DKNY, GUESS, Hawke & Co. Outfitter, Kensie, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Michael Michael Kors, Nautica, Sebby Weatherproof.

For more information on “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One,” visit macys.com/macysgives.

Kering and Phaidon partner to launch The Next Coveted Art Book, Great Women Artists

Kering, through its Women In Motion program, is partnering with the creative arts publisher Phaidon and its sister company Artspace, a leading online marketplace, to launch the new book Great Women Artists. (Link to Great Women Artists on Artspace.com: www.artspace.com/greatwomenartists)

Kering, a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant. Through its awards, The program recognizes both inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share their views on women’s representation in their profession. For the past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the arts.

Katie Paterson (born 1981, Glasgow), Totality, 2016, printed mirror-ball, motor and lights, diam: 83 cm (32 ⅝ in), Art Council Collection, UK / James Zang Collection. Picture credit: © and courtesy the artist / The Lowry, Salford / Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. (page 314)

Phaidon will publish Great Women Artists an extensive illustrated book on women artists that reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a great diversity of voices.

According to information published on the Phaidon website, Great Women Artists is the most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published. It reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever, where galleries, museums and the art market are waking up to previously overlooked female artists, past and present. Great Women Artists reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.

Diane Arbus (born Diane Nemerov, 1923, New York, died 1971, New York), Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1966, 1966, printed between 1967 and 1970, gelatin-silver print, image, sheet and aluminum mount, 36.2 × 36.2 cm (14 ¼ × 14 ¼ in). Picture credit: © The estate of Diane Arbus (page 39)

Great Women Artists tells stories of over 400 artists who span 500 years. The oldest, Properzia de’ Rossi, was born in 1490 in Bologna; while the youngest, New Yorker Tschabalala Self, is still in her twenties. It’s organised from A-to-Z by surname so readers can easily find their way around, and works from different eras become juxtaposed.

It includes historic women who were hugely successful artists in their own lifetimes, but who were then excluded from written accounts in the centuries that followed, such as Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster and Artemisia Gentileschi. However, in some cases, those featured in Great Women Artists were far from obscure in their own era; consider Marisol, the French sculptor who is said to have been a bigger art star than Andy Warhol back in the 1960s.

Etel Adnan (born 1925, Beirut), The Weight Of The World 1–20, 2016, oil on canvas, each 30 × 24 cm (11 ¾ × 9 ½ in), installation view, ‘Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World’, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, 2016. Picture credit: © the artist / Courtesy Galerie Lelong, Paris. Photo © Jerry Hardman-Jones. (pages 22-23)

Aside from the brilliant imagery, the book is filled with fascinating facts, vignettes and insights. Readers can discover more about Anni Albers, who, in 1949, became the first designer to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; they can delight in Alma Thomas’s work; who was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and they can revel in the work of Diane Arbus , the first photographer to be included in the Venice Biennale.

Loïs Mailou Jones (born 1905, Boston, died 1998, Washington DC), Jennie 1943, oil on canvas, 90.8 × 73 cm (35 ¾ × 28 ¾ in), Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Picture credit: Courtesy of Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust. (page 204)

Great Women Artists draws in part from Phaidon’s 1994 best seller, The Art Book, which was also notable for its inclusion of a number of female artists, at a time when some other popular art history books were still failing to do so. “In the quarter century since then, diversity in art history – with regard to race as well as gender – has continued to expand,” writes editor Rebecca Morrill in the book’s introduction. “History is no longer perceived as a single narrative that represents and serves only one section of society, but rather a tangle of interwoven stories that coexist rather than compete for dominance.

Eleanor Antin 100 Boots Looking for a Job, San Clemente, California, 1972 vintage gelatin silver print mounted on board 12 1/2 x 18 13/16 inches Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

This timely update might seem superfluous, in an age when many believe female figures do have equal prominence, power and representation in the art world. However, as Morrill points out, even today, “male artists are still likely to be more successful by any number of measures. They are more likely to have representation by a commercial gallery,” she writes. “They achieve higher prices in the art market. They are more likely to be written about by critics and art historians (who are themselves, more likely to be male).

Great Women Artists won’t right these wrongs, but it will serve as a great primer for anyone keen to explore the work of lesser-known practitioners; it will please proud feminists eager to get a handle on the art world; and it will delight anyone who enjoys great painting, photography, sculpture, video and performance art.

Tomma Abts (born 1967, Kiel, Germany), Fenke, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas, 48 × 38 cm (18 ⅞ × 15 in), promised gift to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Alice and Nahum Lainer. Picture credit: © and courtesy of the artist; greengrassi, London. Photo © Marcus Leith (page 20)

Through this partnership with Phaidon, Kering is strengthening its commitment to women in the arts. A major priority for the Group, Kering’s support of the empowerment of women extends into the world of arts and culture through the Women In Motion program. This support also manifests through the Kering Foundation which has been combating violence against women worldwide for over 10 years.

In celebration of Great Women Artists and with the support of Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will launch a charitable portfolio of limited-edition prints to benefit one of the Kering Foundation’s partners: the non-profit Promundo-US, a leading organization in promoting gender justice, preventing violence against women by engaging boys and men as partners with women and girls.

The funds raised by Phaidon and Artspace, will support the launch of a Boyhood Campaign and Initiative co-developed by Promundo and the Kering Foundation, alongside other partners, including those focused on girls’ empowerment. The Boyhood Campaign and Initiative will shift the media and social narrative around manhood and boyhood in the US and globally, and will support parents, educators, coaches, and media makers with the resources they need to raise, teach, coach, and set an example for boys to become equitable and connected men. This will begin in the US with future expansion to other countries.

The limited portfolio of prints was commissioned exclusively for this project and features six artists and six unique prints, each in an edition of 100. Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher, Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz have contributed to the portfolio, which seeks to raise close to $1 million for Promundo. Prints by these contemporary artists are scarcely available, and this well-rounded portfolio offers collectors the opportunity to acquire works at an accessible price while supporting a worthy cause.

The portfolio retails for $9,000 for the suite of six, and $1,500 for an individual print. The prints will be made available for sale beginning on October 2nd exclusively on artspace.com/greatwomenartists.

In addition, Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will host a number of public and private events, including a dinner and panel discussion in New York. A special video series featuring interviews of artists Maya Lin and Pat Steir in their studios will be produced and launched in conjunction with the partnership.

Great Women Artists is now available for sale online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, WalMart, and Phaidon, as well as at select brick-and-mortar stores.

A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in their signature: “Empowering Imagination“.

Since 2008, the Kering Foundation has sought to combat the violence that affects all cultures and all social classes. To maximize its impact, the Foundation works hand in hand with a limited number of local partners in the three main regions where the Group operates: the American continent, Western Europe and Asia.

The Foundation supports local survivor-centered organizations that provide comprehensive services to women, and, since 2018, has begun working with younger generations, particularly young men and boys, to combat violence against women through prevention programs like Promundo in the United States and Gendes in Mexico.

The Foundation also seeks to change behaviors within Kering and in society in general. It offers training sessions on domestic violence for Kering employees and created, in 2018, alongside the FACE Foundation, “One in Three Women“, the first European network of companies engaged against gender-based violence. The Foundation also organizes international awareness campaigns (White Ribbon For Women, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), all the while involving Kering’s 35,000 employees worldwide.

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. They work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers, and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

Artspace.com is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art and ideas, offering both established and aspiring collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about, and purchase exceptional artworks at the click of a button. Partnering with leading artists, galleries, museums, and cultural institutions worldwide to curate the finest selection of art for sale online, they provide detailed and transparent information on every artist and work.

Promundo, whose name means “for the world,” was founded in 1997 in Brazil with the belief that gender equality is a social “good” for the world, and that overcoming gender inequalities and patriarchy and advancing gender justice is necessary for women, men, children, and individuals of all gender identities. Promundo works globally to work with men and boys – as partners with women, girls and other gender identities – to put an end to gender-based discrimination.