Dana Thomas: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
Event Date Apr 24, 2008
Time 6:30PM
Location Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
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The Fashion Group of Greater Washington DC presents DANA THOMAS and her new book, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Dana Thomas, Portfolio's new European Editor, who served for 12 years as Newsweek style and cultural reporter in Paris, and has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and The Financial Times in London, will explore the dark side of the new luxury industry in a presentation based on her New York Times bestseller, DELUXE: How Luxury Lost Its Luster (The Penguin Press).

Dana brings a hard-hitting, behind-the-scenes look at the world of "New Luxury" and how the massification of luxury goods has ensured that luxury isn't luxurious any longer.

Thomas has traveled all over the world to interview corporate heads and factory workers, the old-money, old-luxury clients and the new luxury-obsessed middle-class consumer, and she paints a surprising picture of today's New Luxury. With Deluxe, she delivers a fast-paced, uncompromising look at the real world behind the glossy magazines and red carpet couture and asks: How did luxury lose its luster?

Reception 6.30pm

Presentation 7.15pm

Book signing 7.45pm