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fashion@brown presents “Kenneth Cole: The Fashion Empire Visionary Shining a Light on Social Issues”
March 8 - 8:00 pmFree
F@B chats with visionary Kenneth Cole who believes “it’s great to be known for your shoes, but it’s better to be recognized for your soul.”
Join F@B for a chat with Kenneth Cole, who built a billion dollar retail business while keeping in mind that “it’s great to be known for your shoes, but it’s better to be recognized for your soul.”
Instead of being the company’s model, Kenneth Cole decided to be the company’s role model by lending his name to social issues like AIDS, homelessness, gun control, mental health, abortion. Cite a public controversy, and Cole likely weighed in on it, often with humor and puns. Kenneth Cole’s company slogans are possibly the most meaningful and witty in retail history, including “What you stand for is more important than what you stand in,” and “Our voice is our greatest accessory.” These slogans speak volumes about the man himself and we are honored to welcome Kenneth Cole, joined by his daughter Amanda Cole ’12, to Brown Fashion Week.