Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the American fashion industry. For over a decade, Wolkoff served as director of special events at Vogue magazine. In November 2009, Wolkoff became the founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, and oversaw the relocation of New York City’s biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. As an integral role in the fashion industry, Wolkoff is a consultant to IMG, connecting with common voice the various constituencies that come together to organize Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as well as consulting on and helping to create solutions supporting IMG Fashion’s overarching mission to facilitate a gateway to the fashion world – from creation to consumer. In addition, she works closely with the Mayor’s Special Projects and Community Events office to facilitate citywide initiatives, the Department of Education, and the New York City Housing Authority. Wolkoff finds time for active involvement in several charitable and community causes, including the Food Allergy Initiative, Baby Buggy, New Yorkers for Children, and the Central Park Conservatory.

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