Angela Lindvall grew up in a small rural community outside of Kansas City, Missouri, and fell into modeling by accident when her older sister convinced Angela to sign up for a local fashion show with her for fun. Angela has since appeared on the cover of many major publications, including all the international editions of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, ID, Dazed and Confused and many more.
Lindvall’s “chameleon”-like qualities have made her one of the most enduringly sought-after models in an otherwise fickle industry and one of the few to work with nearly every major fashion house, including Prada, Chanel, Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Chloe, Stella McCartney and Versace. Lindvall has also appeared on the big screen in the films “CQ” and “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” On television, she co-hosted “Alter Eco” with Adrian Grenier on Discovery’s Planet Green.
Joanna Coles was named Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, in April 2006. Coles was recently named Adweek’s Editor of the Year at the same time as the magazine was listed as #2 on Adweek’s Hot List, an annual list of the most influential and successful magazines.
Coles has appeared regularly as an expert on “The Today Show,” CBS’ “Early Show,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and CNN. She also produced and starred in the Style Network’s non-scripted series about Marie Claire, called “Running in Heels.” British-born Coles moved to New York in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian and subsequently The Times of London. Before moving to New York she worked as a radio and TV broadcaster for the BBC, a weekly op-ed writer and interviewer for The Guardian.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Isaac Mizrahi showed a passion for design and performance at an early age. As the son of a children’s clothing manufacturer and a fashion-obsessed mom, Mizrahi was always encouraged to express his artistic talent. After a youth spent staging puppet shows in his backyard and creating clothes for his mom’s friends, Mizrahi studied acting at the High School of Performing Arts and fashion design at Parsons.
As a leader in the design business for more than 20 years, Mizrahi has been awarded four CFDA awards, including a special award in 1995 for the groundbreaking documentary “Unzipped.” His ready-to-wear collection is available at high-end retailers and specialty boutiques globally. Mizrahi’s designs are a favorite among celebrities and are frequently seen on the red carpet.
In December 2009, Mizrahi launched his lifestyle collection, ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! on QVC. The brand includes all of Isaac’s favorite things, from handbags to dresses to cheesecakes. In addition, Mizrahi is the Creative Director of Liz Claiborne New York, overseeing design and development. In 2003, Mizrahi revolutionized the industry by teaming with Target to launch a collection of chic and stylish clothing and accessories for women.
Mizrahi has created costumes for movies, theatre, dance and opera in collaboration with Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Roundabout Theatre Company, among others. In 2002, he received the Drama Desk Award for his costume designs for “The Women.” Most recently, Mizrahi made his directorial debut at The Opera House of St. Louis with “A Little Night Music.”
Georgina Chapman, born in 1976 in London, is a fashion designer and former actress and model. She, along with close friend and fellow Brit Keren Craig, co-founded Marchesa in 1994. Chapman currently serves as the brand’s Designer and Creative Director, producing two seasonal collections, two bridal collections, and two pre-collections per year.
Chapman attended the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, where she met Craig, with a focus in design. Following her time there, Chapman enrolled at the Wimbledon College of Art for Costume and Design, where she perfected her skills as a costume designer. She spent much of her free time while in school and in her twenties modeling for Next Models in the U.K., Europe and the U.S., which led to film credits such as “Awake,” “The Nanny Diaries,” “Factory Girl” and “Match Point,” as well as an appearance in the Fall 2008 Gap advertising campaign.
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