What we can learn from the French Art de Vivre?
with French Tastemaker Veronique Gabai
The French lifestyle (“l’Art de Vivre à la Française” in French) is that special way of engaging the senses that makes of every experience a delightful encounter. In France, an undisputable Queen of style, this is as much about heritage and tradition as it is about keeping au pair with reputation, today´s needs, and future expectations. On Bastille Day, Pauline invites some of the most respected French Tastemakers to unveil the way they used their unique sense of aesthetics to build, grow or transform their business.
12:00 - 13:00 EST
The Intelligence in our Fingertips
with legendary fashion designer Donna Karan
Donna is not only one of the most inventive and talented designers in the world, she also is a humanitarian and one of the most soulful voices in the wide world of fashion. In the 1980s she along with her late husband Steven Weiss founded and built the Donna Karan brand, as well as its sister line DKNY. In more recent years the style titan has dedicated her time and energy to philanthropic endeavours, most notably the building of her own foundation called Urban Zen.
Join Pauline & Donna next Monday, June 21 at 1pm for a conversation on aesthetic empathy, the sensuality of design and how an exquisite and attuned sense, such as Donna´s sense of touch, can take you further than anything.
14:00 - 15:00 EST
The Evolution of Human Beauty
Why is beauty so gripping? How does our brain respond to it?Why are we attracted to what we are attracted to? How has human beauty evolved (if at all) through the decades?
In this Tastemaker Conversation brought to you by Aesthetic Intelligence Labs, we discuss our perception of human beauty, its relation to other aesthetic areas and the application of our learnings to improve our social and commercial needs.
Guest Speakers :
Dr. Sherrell J. Aston , Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Sherrel is one of the world’s foremost surgeons and experts in aesthetic plastic surgery. He is also a Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University and leads some of the world´s leading plastic surgery associations.
Anjan Chaterjee , Cognitive Neuroscientist
Anjan Chaterjee is an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist that bridges art, beauty and neuroscience in a fascinating way. He is professor of neurology at Penn Med and director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, among other initiatives. In his book, The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, Anjan investigates neural responses to beauty.
13:00 - 14:00 EST
Life Lessons from the Theatre
What are the key components of a great theatrical production (e.g., lighting, sound, casting, etc.)? How can they be applied to other businesses?What are the markers of great stories and storytelling?
12:00 - 13:00 EST