Your Hometown Virtual Conversation with Designer Danielle Guizio

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00pm

Fashion designer Danielle Guizio has had a busy couple of years -- starting her label in 2014 with just $400, her clients now include Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin Bieber, Rosalia, and Lady Gaga, and she was featured in the 2019 Forbes List of 30 Under 30. Guizio will join Kevin Burke, host of Your Hometown for a conversation about how she built her fashion label and how growing up near New York City shaped her career.

This is a virtual event which will take place via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link in advance of the event.

This event is a part of our series of virtual conversations Your Hometown. For more information, click here

About Your Hometown:
Your Hometown is an innovative new live event and podcast series conceived and hosted by historian Kevin Burke, prominent and everyday guests from a diversity of generations, geographies, and fields will be interviewed about when and where they grew up and how that intersection of time and place shaped them. Rooted in a deep sense of place, time, and memory, the series will utilize the power of storytelling to underscore the importance of hometowns at a time when many, due to breathtaking advances in technology, feel placeless, empathy is at a deficit, and polarization is extreme. 

About the Guest:
Danielle Guizio founded her namesake womenswear label in 2014. The New York-based designer celebrates the modern-day woman who aims to deviate from the traditional and push boundaries in all aspects of life. Inspired by the subcultures of New York, the self-taught designer’s approach to womenswear reflects the spirit of this youth culture while signaling to the socio-political climate through the lens of the designer as a woman. Her label has established itself as a favorite among the Hadids, Kardashian-Jenners, Rosalia, Blackpink, and Lady Gaga for their signature corset iterations and form-fitting silhouettes that evoke a sense of vulnerability and unabashed femininity.

About the Host:
Kevin Burke is the founder and CEO of Kevin Burke Productions, Inc., a New York–based film company, and director of research at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. With Henry Louis Gates Jr., Burke is co-author of the book And Still I Rise: Black America since MLK (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2015) and co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, Twelve Years a Slave (W. W. Norton & Co., 2016). Burke’s film credits include working as the senior story producer on the popular genealogy series Finding Your Roots, now in its sixth season on PBS, and Reconstruction: America after the Civil War (PBS, 2019), winner of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. He also was a senior historical adviser on the Emmy Award–nominated Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise (PBS, 2016) and Africa’s Great Civilizations (PBS, 2017). 

Supporters

Your Hometown is made possible in part with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support provided by Joan K. Davidson (The J.M. Kaplan Fund), Rudolph Rauch/Lanegate Foundation, Lori and John Berisford, Claudette Mayer, Paul Sperry, Victoria F. Morris, Peter M. Wolf, Kenneth J. Halpern, the Newburgh Institute, David Phelps Hamar, and an anonymous donor.
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