NEW YORK — New York University’s sixth annual fashion conference, titled “Sheer Artistry: Indelible Style,” will take place Dec. 3 to 5 here.

The theme of the conference is the relationship between fashion and art.

Among the speakers are fashion designers Ralph Rucci, Koos van den Akker and John Anthony; Pierre Bergé, president, Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent; curators Dilys Blum (Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Sonnet Stanfill (Victoria and Albert Museum); Linda Fargo, vice president of visual merchandising for Bergdorf Goodman, and Pamela Fiori, editor in chief of Town & Country.

In addition, Valerie Steele, director, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology; Constance White, fashion spokeswoman for eBay and the site’s style director; Joan Kaner, senior vice president, fashion director for Neiman Marcus, and Ward Landrigan, owner of Verdura, will speak at the conference, which takes place this year at NYU’s Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South.

The three-day conference also includes a reception and viewing of “Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design” and “Treasures from the Vault: Jewelry from the Permanent Collection” at the Museum of Arts & Design, as well as a cocktail reception at Bergdorf Goodman. The conference fee is $355, and registration is available through The conference is sponsored by NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

This story first appeared in the October 21, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.