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Photos from Condé Nast International Luxury Conference Day 1

April 23, 2015

Florence's Palazzo Vecchio Florence's Palazzo Vecchio


FLORENCE, Italy – Session highlights from the first day of the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference April 22 included Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, Axel Dumas of Hermès and designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Hosted by Condé Nast International, in partnership with Swarovski and Place Vendome, and led by Vogue International editor Suzy Menkes, the conference has brought together various speakers from across verticals to discuss the issues facing the industry and how the concept of luxury is evolving (see story).

Attendees of the conference were invited to visit Salvatore Ferragamo's "Equilibrium" exhibit at Museo Ferragamo. The nine-room exhibit honors Salvatore Ferragamo’s dedication to the science and the art of the human foot.

The footwear label kindly extended the exhibit's run, which was scheduled to end April 15, to match with the days of the conference.

Below are images from the welcome reception:

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Condé Nast International titles

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Reception area within the Palazzo Vecchio

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Conference seating

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Suzy Menkes and Nadja Swarovski cut the cake for Swarovski's 120th anniversary

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Conference attendees

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Suzy Menkes

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Rolls-Royce for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference

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Steps leading to Museo Ferragamo below its Florence boutique

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Equilibrium exhibit at Museo Ferragamo

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Equilibrium exhibit at Museo Ferragamo