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Even on a rainy Tuesday night, we’re more than willing to make the trek up to 92nd street to take in another installment of the 92Y‘s “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis” series. So far, we’ve heard Tom Ford tell us about meeting the love of his life, Michael Kors have everyone in stitches over childhood anecdotes, and Diane von Furstenberg spout inspirational aphorisms. Last night it was Vera Wang‘s turn to bring the spotlight onto her own success story.
From her mother’s narrow escape at Auschwitz to why she would never date a lawyer, here are a few things you should know about the inimitable Diane von Furstenberg.
“If Michael weren’t a designer, he could probably have his own stand-up show,” joked Fern Mallis last night about guest Michael Kors at the latest installment of the “Fashion Icons” series at the 92Y. And we doubt anyone in the audience would disagree (including Anna Wintour herself).
Did you miss out on Tom Ford‘s fantastic talk with Fern Mallis as part of her 92Y “Fashion Icons” series? Fear not!
Andre Leon Talley might be the biggest walking iconoclast in the fashion industry — and not just because he’s really, really tall. Talley is one of the fashion industry’s most visible power players, has a wardrobe full of high-end designer labels and knows fashion like the back of his hand. He also lives in the suburbs, shops at Target and will help you pick out shoes if you happen to be next to him in a store.
Sunday’s New York Times featured a riveting style profile of rock legend and fashion icon Patti Smith. The piece, which made for some serious coffee and croissant reading, revealed more than a few surprises behind Smith’s typically austere exterior.