The Lonely Dare

· Jean Nathan’s The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright · In one of my favorite independent bookstores, the cover of a staff-suggested book recently caught my eye. There was something magnetic about it and I couldn’t resist taking a closer look, eschewing the age-old adage not to judge a book by … More The Lonely Dare

Fashioning Americana

· Norell: Dean of American Fashion at the Museum at FIT · Before hearing about the Museum at FIT’s early spring exhibition, I must admit I had never heard of Norman Norell. “The Dean of American Fashion,” the exhibition called him. What did that mean and who was this man who was worthy of an exhibition though … More Fashioning Americana

Subway Showdown

· New York Subway vs. London Tube · Ah, public transport. A necessary evil in any city dwellers life, it tends to hold an inordinate amount of power. It can get you to work on time, or make you so late, you get fired. It can help you meet a friend or make it impossible … More Subway Showdown

I went to the Met’s Comme des Garçons exhibition and people really didn’t get it

· Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at the Met · The Costume Institute’s spring show always creates buzz. The Met Ball is used to celebrate the opening, after all. Not only that, but the exhibition determines the gala’s theme and is even thought to influence current fashion. People from all over the … More I went to the Met’s Comme des Garçons exhibition and people really didn’t get it