About the Author
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As the Fashion Division Director of Gen Art, Mary Gehlhar has worked closely with up-and-coming designers to start, operate, and grow design businesses. She has lent her expertise to the Rising Star Award committee at Fashion Group International, the Pratt Institute Fashion Jury, and the Open Call panel for the Miramax/Bravo show Project Runway. Mary has been interviewed by the "New York Times, British Vogue, Washington Post, Boston Globe", and E! Style channel. She lives in New York City.
Fashion designer Zac Posen was a new name when he made his debut at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show in 2001. But only three years later, Posen won the CFDA Swarovski-Perry Ellis Award for Ready-to-Wear following his first major runway show. His designs can be found in high-end stores across the United States, including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's, and they have been worn by Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, and many other actresses.
Among his many accomplishments and triumphs, Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) is celebrated for convening the Second Vatican Council, commonly regarded as the most important event in religious history since the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.