1. Last night, we had a packed house for our 92Y Talks season kickoff with fashion icons Bill Cunningham and Fern Mallis. We were awed at how glamorously dressed all our guests were. The only appropriate thing to do was to roll out the red carpet!
Here’s just a small selection of our stylish patrons. Go to our Facebook page to see the full album. And tag yourself and your friends if your photo’s there!
READ: 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

    Last night, we had a packed house for our 92Y Talks season kickoff with fashion icons Bill Cunningham and Fern Mallis. We were awed at how glamorously dressed all our guests were. The only appropriate thing to do was to roll out the red carpet!

    Here’s just a small selection of our stylish patrons. Go to our Facebook page to see the full album. And tag yourself and your friends if your photo’s there!

    READ: 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

  2. 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night Let’s all just agree that Bill Cunningham is magical. The legendary fashion photographer kicked off the 92Y Talks season on September 3, interviewed by Fern Mallis as part of her Fashion Icons series.
The 85 year old dropped more pearls of wisdom and hilarious stories than our sold-out house could keep up with, traversing from delightful animation to tearing up about sensitive topics. Here are five things we learned from the New York Times photographer (although there were a lot more than five).
 He’ll wear a helmet “when it’s a law.” Cunningham is known for traveling exclusively by bicycle and doesn’t wear head protection.
Growing up, Cunningham’s family didn’t have fashion magazines in the house. “I never knew they existed!” Cunningham said.
Cunningham dyed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ red Dior suit black for JFK’s funeral. When Mallis commented about how incredible the story was, Cunningham replied, “It wasn’t amazing, it was practical!”
Cunningham’s first editor at Women’s Wear Daily called him “a hopelessly functioning illiterate.” This one elicited big laughs from the crowd.
The photographer, famous for his snapshots of street fashion, resents when people call his shooting tactics sneaky. “I’m trying to be discreet. I don’t want to frighten women on the street,” Cunningham said.
(OK, here’s one more!) He refuses to give his photo files to museums or historical societies because he’s “terrorized” by the notion of unflattering shots of someone being published. “You take lots of bad pictures. You don’t publish them, for heavens sake!”

    5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

    Let’s all just agree that Bill Cunningham is magical. The legendary fashion photographer kicked off the 92Y Talks season on September 3, interviewed by Fern Mallis as part of her Fashion Icons series.

    The 85 year old dropped more pearls of wisdom and hilarious stories than our sold-out house could keep up with, traversing from delightful animation to tearing up about sensitive topics. Here are five things we learned from the New York Times photographer (although there were a lot more than five).

    1. He’ll wear a helmet “when it’s a law.” Cunningham is known for traveling exclusively by bicycle and doesn’t wear head protection.
    2. Growing up, Cunningham’s family didn’t have fashion magazines in the house. “I never knew they existed!” Cunningham said.
    3. Cunningham dyed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ red Dior suit black for JFK’s funeral. When Mallis commented about how incredible the story was, Cunningham replied, “It wasn’t amazing, it was practical!”
    4. Cunningham’s first editor at Women’s Wear Daily called him “a hopelessly functioning illiterate.” This one elicited big laughs from the crowd.
    5. The photographer, famous for his snapshots of street fashion, resents when people call his shooting tactics sneaky. “I’m trying to be discreet. I don’t want to frighten women on the street,” Cunningham said.
    6. (OK, here’s one more!) He refuses to give his photo files to museums or historical societies because he’s “terrorized” by the notion of unflattering shots of someone being published. “You take lots of bad pictures. You don’t publish them, for heavens sake!”

  3. "Whose world is more demented? The world of the insane or the world of the insanely fashionable?" -Fashion ringmaster Simon Doonan
Join the one-and-only, gorgeously funny, bitingly stylish creative ambassador for Barneys New York for a night of reminiscences, as he delivers his own funny valentine to the fashion industry with Fern Mallis on Sep 16 at 92Y.

    "Whose world is more demented? The world of the insane or the world of the insanely fashionable?" -Fashion ringmaster Simon Doonan

    Join the one-and-only, gorgeously funny, bitingly stylish creative ambassador for Barneys New York for a night of reminiscences, as he delivers his own funny valentine to the fashion industry with Fern Mallis on Sep 16 at 92Y.

  4. …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. 

  5. As you Tumblrs well know, it’s fashion week here in New York City. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, to be exact. 

Any New York fashionistas among you might like to know that two important figures in the industry will be at 92nd Street Y this week. Norma Kamali is well-know for having created the “sleeping bag” coat and “parachutes pants” made from actual parachutes. Fern Mallis is widely credited as the creator of Fashion Week. Both will be here on Thursday, September 15, for Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Norma Kamali. Tickets are available here.

Calvin Klein is next to appear in the series, on October 17.

    As you Tumblrs well know, it’s fashion week here in New York City. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, to be exact.

    Any New York fashionistas among you might like to know that two important figures in the industry will be at 92nd Street Y this week. Norma Kamali is well-know for having created the “sleeping bag” coat and “parachutes pants” made from actual parachutes. Fern Mallis is widely credited as the creator of Fashion Week. Both will be here on Thursday, September 15, for Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Norma Kamali. Tickets are available here.

    Calvin Klein is next to appear in the series, on October 17.