STEWART TAKES OVER: Martha Stewart is transforming Grand Central Terminal into an event hall on Wednesday and Thursday celebrating “American Made” artists, artisans and small entrepreneurs engaged in fashion, food, gardening, crafts and technology. As part of the two-day blitz of activities, Calvin Klein, who rarely speaks publicly, will join J. Crew’s Mickey Drexler, Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Rucci and Tory Burch on a panel themed “The Masters of American Fashion” moderated by Stewart, on Wednesday in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall, at 9:30 am.
These individuals are expected to discuss having U.S. based-companies with products designed in America though to a great extent manufactured abroad. American Made is open to the public and will include master classes, seminars, symposiums, panel discussions, even a yoga class. The kickoff is Tuesday evening in Vanderbilt Hall with Stewart, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and television personality Willie Geist.
This story first appeared in the October 15, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.