Industry veteran Julie Gilhart is a creative business consultant for an influential set of fashion clients that includes the world’s leading online e-commerce platform, Amazon.com, and the largest luxury goods group, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH).
Recently Gilhart helped launch the inaugural LVMH Prize for Emerging Talent, engaging young, promising talent from around the world. She was previously senior vice president and fashion director at Barneys New York. In this capacity she was responsible for discovering new designers and building their businesses. In this capacity, she worked with Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Rick Owens and many more.
Gilhart co-developed and launched Christie’s the Bid to Save the Earth environmental auction and has served as ambassador for One Percent for the Planet. She is a founder of Fashion Girls for Humanity, a non-profit focused on raising funds for immediate disaster relief. She serves on the boards of Parsons, Mulberry and Outerknown and currently supports several philanthropic efforts, including Alice Water’s Edible Schoolyard NYC and Waves4Water.
Gilhart led a panel on fashion philanthropy at the 2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit: