Talk: Masters of self-branding

Bust-Length Portrait of Napoleon in Ceremonial Robes (detail), ca. 1805–14, Workshop of Baron François‐Pascal‐Simon Gérard, oil on canvas. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Ben Weider Collection. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

Image Makers: Masters of Self-Branding and their Impact on Culture

with Terry Melville, Founder, The Betty Creative Awards and former Vice President/Fashion Director for Macy’s New York in conversation with Freddie Leiba, Creative Director, Fashion Editor and Stylist

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Napoleon Bonaparte and his household worked diligently to perfect his image as a revolutionary war hero and later as an emperor of France. This effort to self-brand is just as prevalent today. Celebrities like Beyonce, Oprah, and Ralph Lauren utilize social media, the internet, and the press to craft their public personas. Explore the concepts of branding and famous personalities, just as Napoleon did during the early 19th century.

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