1. The lastest Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at 92Y saw her sitting down former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine André Leon Talley. “Lots of drama was served up,”  wrote The Wall Street Journal, and the fashion crowd loved it. Michael Kors, Bette Midler, Ruth Finley, Carolina Hererra, and other luminaries were in attendance.

    We’ve got some video highlights above, where Talley tells us about shopping at Hermès during the days of layaway, his friendship with Andy Warhol (who liked to grab Talley’s crotch), Karl Lagerfeld (who gave him $50,000 for his 50th birthday), attending Anna Wintour’s wedding (she had no bridesmaids), and more. 

    Stylecaster has Talley’s 20 Most Amazing Quotes from the evening. There’s more at Refinery29, Glam, Telegraph, Fashionista, WWDand elsewhere! 

    Stay tuned for the full talk on Fern’s Sirius radio show.

    Next in the Fashion Icons series is Bruce Weber on Nov 13

    (Source: 92yondemand.org)

  2. Fashion industry legend Fern Mallis (she created Fashion Week in New York City in 1993) is the commencement speaker and recipient of the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Fashion Institute of Technology today. You can watch the live stream here.
Fern is family to us as the moderator for 92Y’s Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series, featuring in-depth interviews with Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, and Suzy Menkes. Here’s a YouTube playlist of highlights. On June 6, she’ll interview Oscar de la Renta at 92Y.
Congrats, Fern!

    Fashion industry legend Fern Mallis (she created Fashion Week in New York City in 1993) is the commencement speaker and recipient of the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Fashion Institute of Technology today. You can watch the live stream here.

    Fern is family to us as the moderator for 92Y’s Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series, featuring in-depth interviews with Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, and Suzy Menkes. Here’s a YouTube playlist of highlights. On June 6, she’ll interview Oscar de la Renta at 92Y.

    Congrats, Fern!

  3. Fashion Icon Suzy Menkes offers her opinion about the MET’s Punk exhibit, the Bangladeshi building collapse at Rana Plaza, and the kerfuffle created by her article, The Circus of Fashion. She was at 92Y on May 7 with Fern Mallis, for the Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series. 

    Read more about the evening on WWD, The Daily Beast, Style and Fashionista. Watch more Fashion Icons videos on our YouTube

  4. womensweardaily:

Oscar de la Renta to Sit for Interview With Fern Mallis
Never one to veil his opinions, Oscar de la Renta will no doubt be speaking his mind when he pulls up a chair June 6 to speak with Fern Mallis at 92Y. For More

Tickets here! And you can watch past Fashion Icons videos on our YouTube channel.

    womensweardaily:

    Oscar de la Renta to Sit for Interview With Fern Mallis

    Never one to veil his opinions, Oscar de la Renta will no doubt be speaking his mind when he pulls up a chair June 6 to speak with Fern Mallis at 92Y. For More

    Tickets here! And you can watch past Fashion Icons videos on our YouTube channel.

  5. Here’s a great clip with Calvin Klein from the Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series. Calvin appeared in 2011 and Fern asked Calvin if, considering he grew up in the Bronx, was being a designer considered a “gay profession?”

    "No," he told her. "If anything, Ralph Lauren grew up in the same neighborhood and Ralph always dressed in sort of a peculiar way. I was the edgy one, I wanted to look like some tough guy like James Dean, and Ralph looked like he was someplace, some other foreign country."

    Next up in Fashion Icons is Suzy Menkes on May 7 and Oscar de la Renta on Jun 6.

    Watch more Fashion Icons videos on our YouTube.

  6. 
We were once described as “black crows” — us fashion folk gathered outside an abandoned, crumbling downtown building in a uniform of Comme des Garçons or Yohji Yamamoto. “Whose funeral is it?” passers-by would whisper with a mix of hushed caring and ghoulish inquiry, as we lined up for the hip, underground presentations back in the 1990s.
Today, the people outside fashion shows are more like peacocks than crows. They pose and preen, in their multipatterned dresses, spidery legs balanced on club-sandwich platform shoes, or in thigh-high boots under sculptured coats blooming with flat flowers.

Suzy Menkes on The Circus of Fashion in T Magazine. 
"Consider it a master class in how to start a media firestorm," wrote Justin Fenner for Fashionologie.
Suzy Menkes is here on May 7 for Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis. See clips from past Fashion Icons talks, on our YouTube.

    We were once described as “black crows” — us fashion folk gathered outside an abandoned, crumbling downtown building in a uniform of Comme des Garçons or Yohji Yamamoto. “Whose funeral is it?” passers-by would whisper with a mix of hushed caring and ghoulish inquiry, as we lined up for the hip, underground presentations back in the 1990s.

    Today, the people outside fashion shows are more like peacocks than crows. They pose and preen, in their multipatterned dresses, spidery legs balanced on club-sandwich platform shoes, or in thigh-high boots under sculptured coats blooming with flat flowers.

    Suzy Menkes on The Circus of Fashion in T Magazine.

    "Consider it a master class in how to start a media firestorm," wrote Justin Fenner for Fashionologie.

    Suzy Menkes is here on May 7 for Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis. See clips from past Fashion Icons talks, on our YouTube.

  7. Last chance to get your questions if for Vera Wang at 92Y tonight. Leave ‘em below, then watch live at 8 pm to see if yours is used on stage, and join our live tweet party at #92YVera. 

    Last chance to get your questions if for Vera Wang at 92Y tonight. Leave ‘em below, then watch live at 8 pm to see if yours is used on stage, and join our live tweet party at #92YVera

    (Source: facebook.com)

  8. …do you think all fashion will be available for purchasing online in the future, or will there always be a part of the industry solely selling offline?

    Great question for Vera Wang, from Michael Guth. Submit your own question here and it might used on stage when Mrs. Wang is Feb 19 with Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis. 

  9. TUNE IN NOW: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Betsey Johnson, LIVE at 92Y. 

    TUNE IN NOW: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Betsey Johnson, LIVE at 92Y

  10. Watch Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Betsey Johnson LIVE on 92Y.org/Livecast, tomorrow Jan 16 at 8 pm. 
Have questions for Betsey Johnson? Leave them here and then watch live to see if your question is used. 

    Watch Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Betsey Johnson LIVE on 92Y.org/Livecast, tomorrow Jan 16 at 8 pm. 

    Have questions for Betsey Johnson? Leave them here and then watch live to see if your question is used.