A conversation between Ray A. Smith and Brandon Maxwell
SCAD presents an exclusive conversation between Wall Street Journal style reporter Ray A. Smith and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell. Smith writes about the business of fashion and fashion trends, with a special emphasis on men's style for the Journal's personal journal section. His work has also appeared in The Australian, Inter Press Service and New Orleans Times-Picayune, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from New York University.
Perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s fashion director since 2012, Maxwell is an award-winning designer based in New York City. He was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for Womenswear in January 2016. In June 2016, he was awarded the CFDA Swarovski award for Womenswear. His designs have been worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman, among others.