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A series of public programs, workshops, and events hosted by Parsons School of Design to explore current and future notions of luxury.



Director of Customer Experience, Learning, and Strategy
Barney’s New York

Christopher Lacy, is a 20-year veteran in the fashion retail industry. He has worked across multiis career he has managed and strategized for businesses such as Armani, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Omega, Zilli, and Gucci. Currently, Christopher uses his expertise to evolve the business and client engagement at Barneys New York as the Director of Customer Experience, Learning, and Strategy. Christopher has been with Barneys New York for five years, and before taking on his current role was the Group Manager for leather, accessories, jewelry, skincare and cosmetics.

Christopher was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and attended California Institute of the Arts where he perfected his craft of performance through dance and film. An avid horseback rider he resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York which allows him to escape the pace of the city and draw inspiration from nature. When Christopher is not in New York he is often traveling globally and speaking on the current landscape of the retail industry and how to improve it.

Christopher’s skill set has made him an industry leader and an expert in his field. He uses intuition and strategy to get desired KPI results and empower retail teams. Christopher understands that we must always be willing to adapt and ready to act to deliver “best in class” performance. Through innovation and passion, Christopher successfully leads the next generation of luxury retail professionals.


October 5, 2018 (Friday)

Kellen Auditorium (N101)

Opening Remarks                                   10:00am -10:30am
Panel: Luxury Now x Future                  10:45am – 12:00pm
Networking/Lunch                                   12:00pm – 1:00pm
Panel B: Luxury A Force for Good?       1:00pm – 2:30pm
Networking/ Coffee break                        2:30pm – 3:00pm
Keynote: Mark Fina                               3:00pm – 4:00pm
Networking/ Happy Hour                         4:00pm – 5:00pm



Eventbrite –

*Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 registered attendees.

Presented by Parsons School of Design Strategies and Parsons School of Fashion