WINTOUR IS COMING TO GOLDMAN SACHS: Condé Nast artistic director and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour will speak at Goldman, Sachs & Co. on Wednesday, WWD has learned. A spokesman for the investment bank confirmed the news, adding that Wintour’s appearance is part of its “Talks at GS” series, but declined to provide further details.
The series, which is closed to the public, allows the bank’s staff to hear the views of leaders across a broad range of industries. Prior speakers have included Tory Burch, Congressman John Lewis, Lauren Bush Lauren, Tom Brokaw, director Ava DuVernay, Madeleine Albright, Bob Colacello, NBA player Ray Allen, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Deepak Chopra.
Typically, the event is moderated by a high-ranking Goldman executive who conducts a one-on-one, on-stage interview before employees in a wood-paneled auditorium at the company’s headquarters in New York’s Financial District.
Goldman Sachs chairman and chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein is expected to moderate Wintour’s session. Blankfein plans to ask the Condé Nast executive about subjects including the rapidly changing media landscape, the fashion industry and technology.
Although the sessions are closed to the public, the investment firm typically runs a 15 to 30 minute highlight reel from the talk on its Web site. Videos do not include audience questions.