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. 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)

  4. Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis featuring André Leon Talley! Watch live, starting soon.

    Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis featuring André Leon Talley! Watch live, starting soon.

  5. "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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. Another installment of our Fashion Icons series, watch live online at 8 pm ET tonight!

    Another installment of our Fashion Icons series, watch live online at 8 pm ET tonight!

  9. 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.

  10. 
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.