As an award-winning actor and theatre director, Cate Blanchett has championed the art of film and theatre for over 20 years. Her classic beauty and innate sensitivity have seen her seamlessly traverse a dynamic list of roles with elegance and aptitude.
ANNA DELLO RUSSO
As creative consultant and editor at large of Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo has been a force in fashion for over two decades and a social media sensation. Described by Helmut Newton as a ‘fashion maniac’ the 55-year-old defies preconceptions of age with her head-turning youthful outfits that characterise her confidence and style.
Valerie Steele is the director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. As a leading fashion academic, Steele holds an influential position in fashion culture, and has been instrumental in driving awareness of the social and cultural contribution of fashion on a global scale.
Known as Vogue’s most provocative fashion editor, Phyllis Posnick’s career has spanned over three groundbreaking decades. Posnick was mentored by some of the industries most talented visionaries including Irving Penn and Helmut Newton—learning early on, the power of going beyond the subject matter.
Operating contentiously under the pseudonym Elena Ferrante, the talented author—who prefers to remain anonymous—is recognised for her critically acclaimed Neapolitan Novels. The story follows the lives of two strong and intelligent girls from Naples and their plight, as they face the oppressive poverty and violence of their neighbourhood.
Anya Hindmarch founded her business in London in 1987, which has since grown into a global brand with over 45 stores—including flagships in New York, London, Tokyo and LA. In 2016 Hindmarch was awarded a CBE in recognition of her contribution to the British fashion industry.
As the marketing, art director and PR genius behind Linda Farrow, Sedino has taken the luxury eyewear brand to new levels through strategic collaborations with fashion luminaries such as Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott and Phillip Lim to name a few. The coveted brand has been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Rihanna.