Perhaps the most interesting panel discussion of the day was moderated by Julie Iovine of The Wall Street Journal, and included Kati Curtis, Ally Coulter, and Dakota Jackson. The conversation focused on the state of the luxury design industry post the 2008 financial collapse. Mr. Jackson in particular made some
controversial thought-provoking comments that intrigued me, so in the interest of getting more insight, I contacted him to see if we might meet.
He’s a busy man so it took some time to organize, but we finally sat down last week in his Flagship Showroom for a spirited conversation. I’d like to share some of what I learned from this American design legend.