Creativity & the Bottom Line: Luxury’s Inseparable Duo


Luxury Round Table

The Luxury Education Foundation (LEF) and Columbia Business School were pleased to present the 7th Annual Luxury Round Table “Creativity & the Bottom Line: Luxury’s Inseparable Duo”, which took place on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Columbia Business School in Uris Hall, Room 301, located at 3022 Broadway (at 116th Street).

This year’s event, moderated by LEF President Ketty Maisonrouge, focused on “Creativity & the Bottom Line”, with panelists:

  • FABIO LEONCINI, Managing Director of Luxury Goods, Loro Piana Spa
  • GILLES MENDEL, CEO & Designer, J. Mendel
  • DANIELLA VITALE, Chief Merchant & EVP, Barneys New York
  • REBEKAH McCABE, SVP of PR and Creative Services, Chanel, Inc.

The LEF Luxury Round Table (LRT) is an annual panel discussion in which three to four industry leaders share their views on current trends and challenges facing the industry with an enthusiastic group of business and design students. The event is designed to encourage and inspire students who will become the future business and creative leaders in luxury.

The event welcomed approximately 150 students and alumni from Columbia Business School, Parsons the New School for Design, as well as esteemed industry guests. The scope of this year’s discussion was particularly dynamic, and brought forth a great level of audience engagement, thanks to the invaluable insight of our wonderful panelists.