March 2020

Exclusive: Diane Von Furstenberg Launches First-Of-Its-Kind #InCharge Initiative With Amazon For Women’s History Month

On the evening of February 20, Diane von Furstenberg was at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for her 11th annual DVF Awards Gala in honor of extraordinary women—including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and supermodel Iman—who, as she says, “have had the courage to fight, the strength to survive and the leadership to inspire.” The theme of the night was women uplifting other women, but to that end, von Furstenberg’s work was far from done. 

The next morning she was back in New York laying the groundwork for her new initiative championing women: #InCharge, a partnership with Amazon. 

As part of the collaboration—a first for the ecommerce giant, which has never before pursued a partnership to promote women-owned businesses—von Furstenberg will be featured on Amazon’s homepage on March 8, International Women’s Day, alongside female small business owners and her #InCharge message. 

“To be #InCharge is first a commitment to ourselves,” von Furstenberg says. “It is owning who we are. It is respecting and trusting our character, knowing that it is forever the home and core of our strength.”

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March 2020

Get A Head Start On International Women’s Day With Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg: creator of the beloved wrap dress, former designer-in-chief of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), champion of women everywhere, and all-around queen of our sartorial hearts. Known to most as DVF, von Furstenberg doesn’t just borrow those initials from the alphabet — she owns them, along with the incredible story they tell of a Belgian immigrant-turned-designer who has taken the industry by storm since entering the scene in the early 1970s. Now one of the biggest names in fashion, it only makes sense that von Furstenberg is partnering with one of the biggest names in retail to celebrate International Women’s Day in a major way.

“I’m a woman, I’m international, and I want every woman to be in charge,” von Furstenberg says in reference to her latest endeavor. Enter: Amazon x #InCharge, the first collaboration of its kind for the mega-retailer. While the abundance of choice on Amazon can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned online shoppers, von Furstenberg is here to help you navigate your way towards the incredible women-owned businesses to support across its various channels. The stories of the founders behind each brand are as compelling as the products they sell, and in the true spirit of women lifting up other women, von Furstenberg wants you to hear them all. “I am thrilled to work with Amazon to highlight women-led businesses and share their stories with millions of Amazon customers in celebration of International Women’s Day.”

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February 2020

Clinton set to speak at Women in the World summit in April

Hillary Clinton is joining a slew of big names — including Demi Moore, “Fleabag’s” Phoebe Waller-Bridge, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and journalist Gretchen Carlson — at this year’s Women in the World summit.

ITK has exclusively learned that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will participate in the 11th annual gathering at New York’s Lincoln Center in April.

Clinton is booked to sit down with Recode co-founder Kara Swisher for a conversation about the current political climate, including her thoughts on President Trump and the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

The ex-secretary of State’s appearance at the Tina Brown-founded summit will come on the heels of the March 6 premiere of the Hulu documentary about her 2016 White House bid, “Hillary.”

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February 2020

New York’s Top 100 Events 2020

The meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in New York year after year. 

The city that never sleeps wastes no time when it comes to putting on epic events. From massive expos at the Javits Center like the New York Auto Show and the New York Times Travel Show, to gatherings packed with famous faces like the Tony Awards and the Fragrance Foundation Awards, to citywide events like the Tribeca Film Festival and the New York City Wine & Food Festival, these events are staples of the city’s collective calendar.

The fashion-forward Parsons Benefit, eye-catching Design Pavilion, and thought-provoking PEN World Voices Festival are among the new additions to this year’s list, joining category-leading staples like New York Fashion Week, the Armory Show, and the Time 100 Gala. And while major happenings like New Year’s Eve in Times Square and the U.S. Open always generate media coverage, many events favor trade-specific appeal over mainstream recognition. The Greater New York Dental Meeting, CE Week, and the World Business Forum are just a few of the gatherings that are essential to their respective fields yet may not be known to the general public.

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Overland Entertainment produces several of the BizBash Top 100 Events including The New Yorker Festival, National Magazine Awards and Women in the World Summit. Overland also provides entertainment for the US Open and production services for PEN World Voices.

February 2020

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to speak at 2020 Women in the World Summit

“Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is set as one of the headliners at Tina Brown’s annual Women in the World Summit in April.

“I’m thrilled PWB will be on our stage,” Brown exclusively told Page Six. “Phoebe is our culture’s leading lady with her scorching talent and sly, subversive wit. I met with Phoebe last month at Dean Street Townhouse in London and was totally felled by her.”

The theme of this year’s summit is “Truth to Power” and will center on women taking a stand against corruption, autocracy, sexism, climate change, harassment and more.

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February 2020

Tina Brown and the future of the royal family

Unlike most journalists, Tina Brown carries with her an aura of swashbuckling glamour, a remnant of her starry, high-budget run during the 1980s and ’90s as editor in chief of Vanity Fair and then The New Yorker. Like many journalists, Brown, 66, has pivoted in recent years to an adjacent line of work, in her case the live-event business. Her Women in the World Summit, which has hosted speakers like Oprah Winfrey and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, is held each spring at Lincoln Center. (The New York Times was once a partner in the business.) She has also written two best-selling books, “The Vanity Fair Diaries” and “The Diana Chronicles,” a tell-all about the British royal family. Despite her career shifts, it’s her magazine work — after leaving The New Yorker, she edited the short-lived Talk, as well as the Daily Beast website and Newsweek — for which she remains best known. Not that she has any strong desire to revisit that particular world. “Editing now,” Brown says, “is all about: ‘How do I keep this publication alive? How do I get it financed?’ I can do more onstage than I can in a magazine.”

One magazine innovation that you’re often credited with is treating lowbrow stuff in a rarefied, intelligent way. Is the distinction between highbrow and lowbrow ever worth preserving? Well, there has never been more need for intelligence. People want to see things looked at in a different way, and one problem we have is that people have become afraid to be counterintuitive. They’re afraid to have third-rail conversations, because they think it’s not worth being hounded out of a job for saying the wrong things.

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January 2020

Sundance Film Festival: A Taylor Swift doc and more day one highlights

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah — 11 days of independent filmmakers screening, paneling, dealmaking and partying in the snow. As always, multiple media companies and organizations (from CNN to the Natural Resources Defense Council) will set up shop with venues on and off the mountain town’s main drag, hosting public and private panels and parties throughout the opening weekend.

In addition to Sundance’s Cinema Café gatherings, which pick up Friday along with other festival panels, several independent venues will host stars and creators with projects from the fest and beyond. Returning to Park City are the Blackhouse at Buona Vita on Main Street, a center for black creatives and executives, launched in 2006 by Brickson Diamond; and the MACRO Lodge (at Heber and Main), the HQ of Charles D. King’s production company, which has multiple fest projects, including features “Blast Beat” and “Nine Days.”

New this year is the Latinx House (136 Heber Ave.) — the brainchild of actor-producer Olga Segura, writer-producer Alexandra Martinez Kondracke and activist Mónica Ramírez — which will feature community-centered programming and host a Time’s Up event. And Outfest, which has hosted a Queer Brunch at the fest for more than 20 years, is expanding programming around that Jan. 26 event.

Here’s the first of four daily fest previews from The Times’ film team, which will highlight the buzzy premieres and the things people will be talking about — including The Times’ two panel series, launching Friday at Chase Sapphire on Main and the Audible Speakeasy. For today, it’s all about Taylor Swift — who’ll be making an appearance to celebrate her Netflix doc “Miss Americana.”

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January 2020

Sundance 2020: See our best photos of the festival’s brightest stars

For the third year, The Times’ Sundance Film Festival studio presented by Chase Sapphire welcomed a slew of the fest’s biggest, brightest and freshest stars and creators — from “Bad Hair” breakout Elle Lorraine to “Beast Beast” executive producer Alec Baldwin.

Updating daily through Jan. 28, these shots from Times staff photographer Jay L. Clendenin (with an assist from Kent Nishimura) capture the style, creativity and silliness of Sundance filmmakers.

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