Johanna Blakley is the Deputy Director of the Norman Lear Center at USC who studies how today’s entertainment impacts our social, commercial, and political environments. In her TED Talk, she explores how relaxed copyright laws in the fashion industry allow for more collaboration, creativity, and thus, higher sales volumes than other industries which have rigid copyright laws.
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is known for his couture collections, as well as his lines for Target and QVC. He bridges the gap between luxury and affordable fashion in order to accommodate couture standards for glamorous clientele as well as average Americans. In his TED Talk, Mizrahi gives the audience a peek into his creative process and inspiration, ultimately demonstrating how he lives a happy and fulfilling life.