Gordon is facing forward and smiling. He has gray hair and wears a plaid jacket with a coordinating tie and pocket square.

Gordon Kendall

Board Member Kendall, a lawyer, business pro, author, teacher and native Texan, is also a self-described “expert amateur” in fashion history. He has held leadership positions in New York City’s National Arts Club and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

He holds a B.A. in government and English from the University of Texas at Austin, a J.D. from Saint Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, and an M.B.A. in marketing from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

Published Books 

Designing Your Business: Professional Practice Strategies for Interior Designers 1st Edition, (ISBN: 1-56367-326-6), 2005, Fairchild Books, New York.  

Fashion Brand Merchandising (ISBN: 978-1-56367-561-4), 2009, Fairchild Books, New York.

The Fashion Game (ISBN: 978-0135117897), 2014, Prentice-Hall/Pearson Education.
Designing Your Business: Professional Practices for Interior Designers 2nd Edition, 2015. (ISBN: 1-56367-326-6), Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury LTD, New York (with Heidi Painchaud, ARIDO (Canada), IIDA). 

Selected Articles

“Isn’t it Iconic”: Norman Norell at The Museum at F.I.T., 2018, New York. The Society Diaries, Texas. 
“A New York Fashion Moment”: Dr. Valerie Steele, Head Curator/Director, The Museum at F.I.T., March/April 2019. The Society Diaries, Texas.
 “Fashion’s Sorcerer: Oleg Cassini and His Magic Spell To Enchant Upcoming Doyle Auction,” July 2019. The Society Diaries, Texas. 
“Isn’t It Iconic? The Italian Riviera Reinvigorates”, Fall 2019. The Society Diaries, Texas.
“Monaco: Where Dreams Really Do Come True,” Fall 2019. The Society Diaries, Texas. 
“Ultimately, Ungaro: Remembering the Designer Who Loved Women,” February 2020. The Society Diaries, Texas. 
“When Paris Met Texas,” Summer 2020. The Society Diaries, Texas.
“The Yellow Nose of Texas”, Fall 2020. The Society Diaries, Texas.

Fashion Presentations 

Kendall, Gordon T. (Fall 2019), “London Brawling: The Impact of ‘Brexit’ on International Fashion Markets,” presentation at annual L.I.M. College (New York) “Fashion Now and Then” Seminar.  
Kendall, Gordon T. (Fall 2018), “Washington D.C. Fashion Influencer,” presentation at annual L.I.M. College (New York) “Fashion Now and Then” Seminar.  
Kendall, Gordon T. and Alexandra Sargent Capps (Fall 2017), “From ‘Overdressed’ to Sustainable-How Is It Possible? What Students like You Can Do to Further Sustainable Practices,” presentation at annual L.I.M. College (New York) “Fashion Now and Then” Seminar.  
Kendall, Gordon T. and Alexandra Sargent Capps (Fall 2016), “The Art of Business and The Business of Art: Fashion and Costume Design in Conversation,” presentation at annual L.I.M. College (New York) “Fashion Now and Then” Seminar.  
Kendall, Gordon T. (Fall 2015), “Can’t Get No Respect: The Unappreciated Fashion Textbook and Its Future,” presentation at annual L.I.M. College (New York) “Fashion Now and Then” Seminar.  

Teaching Experience

Graduate 
    Advanced Fashion Merchandising, (L.I.M. College, New York, 2013-2015)  
    Fashion and Technology, (L.I.M. College, New York, 2013-2015)  
Undergraduate 
    Introduction to Fashion Merchandising     (L.I.M. College, New York, 2013-2014)  
    Fashion Fundamentals (Texas State University, 2000-2001)
    Textiles I & II (Texas State University, 2000-2001)
    Visual Merchandising (Texas State University, 2000-2001)
Visual Merchandising Workshop (Texas State University, 2000-2001)
Fashion Merchandising Capstone Seminar (Texas State University, 2000-2001)

Service to the Fashion Community

The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York,  2017-Present.
President of the Men’s Committee of The Museum at F.I.T., in conjunction with Couture Council, responsible for museum fundraising. 
Collections and Acquisitions Committee Member; responsible for securing donations to the museum’s permanent/study fashion collections. Active participation in the twice-yearly review of museum acquisitions and committee budget.  

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, New York, 10003, 2018-Present.
Fashion Committee Member; responsible for bringing fashion industry speakers/designers to the club’s “Fashion Fridays” events. 

Nashville Fashion Week, Chair: “Learning Lab” Speaker Series, 2019.
Responsible for bringing Nashville-area fashion/design industry speakers to individual events during the annual “Fashion Week” in April 2019. 

Professional Memberships, Licenses, and Affiliations

The Costume Society of America, 2018-Present 
The Couture Council, Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 2015-Present.
Fashion Group International, New York, New York, 2012-Present
International Textiles and Apparel Association, 2000-Present
Texas Real Estate Commission, Austin, Texas, 1989-Present
Active Broker Licensee (#448500)
Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc., Austin, Texas, 1997-2001
Broker-Associate, “Rookie of The Year 1997” — The most number of closed real estate sales, Westlake Hills, Texas
Kendall, Randle, Finch & Osborn, Austin, Texas, 1992-1997, Associate Attorney
 

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