Fern Mallis takes the runway to radio in new Sirius XM series
Fern Mallis, considered by many to be the fairy godmother of New York Fashion Week, has spent decades helping to shape New York City's fashion landscape, first as executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, later as senior vice president of IMG Fashion and with her fashion consultancy firm Fern Mallis. Now she is taking her talents to the airwaves in the monthly, two-hour Sirius XM Radio show "Fashion Insiders With Fern Mallis," which will air on Sirius XM's Stars Channel 107.
The inaugural episode, which debuted Wednesday, consists of Mallis' Oct. 17 interview with fashion designer Calvin Klein (repurposed from Mallis' 92nd Street Y series "Fashion Icons"). Don't fret if you missed it since it is scheduled to air again Saturday at 4 p.m. PST and Sunday at 5 a.m. PST.
Unfortunately, we were among those who did miss it, but we're told Mallis will be conducting interviews with fashion designers, style experts, magazine fashion editors and others (the Sirius XM website mentions Norma Kamali and Robert Verdi). She'll be speaking on topics big (the historical and social significance of fashion) and small (seasonal trends and inspirations).
Photo: Fern Mallis, left, has a new monthly Sirius XM Radio show, "Fashion Insiders." Credit: XM Sirius. Mallis interviewed fashion designer Calvin Klein, shown at right in 2001. Credit: Daniel Dal Zennaro / AFP