November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California

Deirdre Quinn

CEO and Co-Founder, Lafayette 148 New York


A born entrepreneur, Deirdre Quinn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York, a New York-based, vertically integrated women’s fashion brand created in 1996 and known for sophisticated, clean-lined designs that fuse luxurious fabrics, outstanding craftsmanship and a New York sensibility. Before founding Lafayette 148, Deirdre’s passion for fashion production and merchandising led her to executive positions with Donna Karan, Escada and Liz Claiborne, traveling to over 70 countries. She is a member of FIT’s Board of Trustees and has received numerous awards, including the FGI Corporate Leadership Award and the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award.

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