- 7:30 p.m.
A panel on fashion criticism, moderated by Francesca Granata, assistant professor of
Fashion Studies at Parsons the New School for Design and editor of Fashion
Projects will be held to celebrate Fashion Projects’s new issue, which is devoted to
the subject of fashion criticism and features interviews with Givhan, Tonchi and
Trebay as well as Judith Thurman (New Yorker), Suzy Menkes (International Herald
Tribune), and others leading fashion critics.
- Robin Givhan (the first fashion critic to receive a Pulitzer Prize)
- Stefano Tonchi
(editor-in-chief of W magazine)
- Guy Trebay (New York Times culture and style
Fashion Projects was founded by Granata in 2005. It has
received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs. The issue, the journal’s fourth print edition, was
praised by the Columbia Journalism Review for covering “the discipline, accessibly,
from an academic perspective.” It includes contributions from alumni of
Parsons MA Fashion Studies and MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design and was
designed by Sarah Smith—a graduate of Parsons BFA in Communication Design.
The panel is made possible by the School of Art and Design
History and Theory and the MA Fashion Studies.
Please join us for a late reception of wine and snacks after the event.