January 13, 2020
Emmy-winning television personalities to host Keynote Dynamic Duo at NY NOW Winter 2020 Market

NY NOW, a market for home, gift, handmade and lifestyle, announced today that Emmy-winning television personalities, best-selling authors, and overall lifestyle tastemakers Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, are set to host NY NOW Talk presentation of Keynote Dynamic Duo on Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York.

Moderated by speaker, author, and design expert, Sophie Donelson, the alums of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and stars of Get A Room with Carson and Thom, will take the stage to headline a candid “day in the life” conversation on everything from retail and current projects to décor, fashion and lifestyle.

“I’m so thrilled that such serious design industry heavyweights as Thom, Carson and Sophie will all be here in NYC sharing the stage at our upcoming Winter show. Given their chemistry, and fun personalities, this is set to be one of the most informative and entertaining of our panel and not one to be missed,” said Emma Smith, sales director, Home collection at NY NOW.

Sophie Donelson, a noted author who explores the connection between interior design and happiness, will create and inspirational and motivational forum for retailers and brands to discover the driving force and passion behind this dynamic duo.

Carson Kressley is an Emmy-Award winning TV personality, fashion designer, style expert and New York Times best-selling author. Kressley became a breakout star on Bravo’s 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and has appeared and hosted various TV shows since. Kressley can be seen as a judge on the Emmy-Award winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race, co-host alongside Thom Filicia, in Get A Room with Carson & Thom, and on his own home entertainment talk show, Couched. A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, Kressley actively supports The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign and Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation.

Thom Filicia is an award-winning interior and product designer, best-selling author, tastemaker, Emmy-winning television personality and influencer. Filicia is founder and principal of New York City-based design firm, designing high end residential and commercial interiors all over the world. Gaining fame on Bravo’s 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Thom recently co-hosted Get A Room with Carson & Thom and continues to be featured in publications like The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and the WSJ. Filicia is also the driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection and has his own lifestyle showroom at the New York Design Center, called Sedgwick & Brattle.

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