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At last night’s installment of FIAF’s “Fashion Talks” series, the two artists revealed — in almost sickeningly in-sync banter — what FIT referred to as their enviable “marriage of art and fashion.” Ruben can detail Isabel’s design process when she’s lost in reveries about fabric, and she never lets his self-deprecating humor overshadow the business savvy that allowed her to flourish. They shared trade secrets and an overwhelming sense of pride for one-another in the intimate event.
Last night, we had the pleasure of listening to Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim riff with Pamela Golbin, the chief curator of fashion and textiles at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, as a part of FIAF “Fashion Talks” series, and apart from leaving with twin urges to shop ’till we dropped and quit our jobs to pursue a wild and crazy passion project with our best friend, we learned a lot about the early days of their Howard Street store. Including the rather unconventional way they came up with its name.
It was a very international affair last night at FIAF in New York City, where Parisian-turned-New Yorker Carine Roitfeld sat down for an interview with the very German Klaus Biesenbach, the Chief Curator at Large for the MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1 as part of the institute’s “Creative Leaders” talks. But despite the number of heavy accents on stage, the crowd was rapt as they listened to the editor speak about her illustrious career, party girl past, adjustments to American culture, and, of course, new roles as editor in chief of brand new title CR Fashion Book and as global fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar.