As we all know, the current economy has not been kind to anyone in the fashion industry. Tonight, The Future of Women’s Fashion, a panel discussion with Isaac Mizrahi, Ashley Olsen, and The Washington Post‘s Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic Robin Givhan, looks at how this whole mess is likely to impact what we’ll be wearing for years to come (and it better not be plastic bags!). The conversation will cover topics such as the state of the retail industry, the new ways that women shop, and “the Michelle Obama effect,” or how the First Lady’s wardrobe decisions create a frenzy among shoppers and have rocketed several under-the-radar designers to mainstream success. Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive moderates.

Wed., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 2009