MADE Expands To The Sound Of Music: An Exclusive With Mazdack Rassi

October 27, 2014 6:51 PM

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As far as gambles go, this property was a big one. The cavernous, multi-story warehouse in New York City's Meatpacking district would have been a hot commodity in any decade. But this was 1996 and gentrification had yet to start. If the buyers saw a space for quick profits, the agent - Mazdack Rassi, saw something else: space for a creative revolution. To that end Rassi convinced his clients to build a photo studio in the warehouse and hire him as manager. Christened MILK, it quickly became just that: a land of milk and honey overflowing with luxurious amenities ensconced in crisp white spaces which fashion's elite soon found irresistible. From Calvin Klein to Chanel, Vogue to Vanity Fair, Patrick Demarchelier to Terry Richardson, fashion's finest flocked to MILK. In a relatively short time, one thing was clear: so far as gambles go, they had all won big.

By 2009, the Iran born, Chicago raised, New York based entrepreneur was ready to gamble again. This time, with MADE Fashion. Essentially functioning as an incubator for designers, MADE Fashion affords the opportunity to leverage MILK's extensive resources for projects and shows- not least of which i...

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