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Shaping Culture through Intuition, Innovation & Reflection with Barbara de Vries

Season 2, Ep. 3

Even if you haven’t heard of Barbara de Vries, you’ve experienced the profound impact she’s had on culture. From creating Calvin Klein’s original iconic underwear ads to driving the plastics-free movement, Barbara is a quintessential creative who defies traditional titles and credentials. In this inspiring episode, Barbara gives us all permission to create, and shares priceless advice on how to leverage self-reflection & the power of hindsight as your best teacher. Plus, she tells riveting career stories of the 1980’s global fashion world that will make your jaw drop.

We talk about:

  • What the NYC fashion scene was like in the booming ‘80s
  • The unexpected story behind Calvin Klein’s iconic Kate Moss campaign
  • How to leverage hindsight for better decision-making
  • The best advice for building winning teams
  • How to avoid the ‘grass is greener’ trap
  • Why context is critical to when making big career decisions
  • Why you should give your dreams a chance — even if you don’t have the ‘credentials’

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