The New Yorker festival starts soon, and in between their roster of interviews with Elizabeth Edwards and Oliver Stone is the "The Next Generation of Fashion", a talk to discern "Who will be the next Behnaz Sarafpour or Zac Posen?" at the Cathedral on October 4th. The panel consists of Louise Markey, of London's Central Saint Martins; Mokoto Takada, of FIT; and Joeri Van Yper, of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, three emerging designers picked by the panel's moderater, New Yorker fashion writer Judith Thurman. We're not sure why the panel doesn't read more like, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg and maybe Simon Doonan (every panel needs comic relief), seeing as how Anna and Diane devote inordinate amounts of time to try to find the country's next Marc, but hey, we're going anyway. Tickets are already on sale on the New Yorker Festival site, and bonus: There'll be models on hand to show off the designers' work, and doesn't this sound like the kind of event Lily Cole would make a guest appearance at?