Talks | In Conversation: Hazel Clark and Vanessa Friedman
Where: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
212-299-7777 Price: $15
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Hazel Clark is Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, where she is currently Research Chair of Fashion. Building on a degree in Fine Arts and a PhD in Design History, her scholarship has focused on uncovering new perspectives, cultures, and geographies for the study of fashion and design internationally. Her collaborative publications include Old Clothes, New Looks: Second-Hand Fashion (2005), The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization (2009), Design Studies: A Reader (2009), Fashion and Everyday Life: London and New York (2017), and the forthcoming Fashion Curating: Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond. She has served as a professional consultant and a media fashion expert.
Vanessa Friedman was named Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic for the New York Times in March 2014. In this role, she leads global fashion coverage for both the New York Times and International New York Times on all platforms. Before joining the paper, Friedman was the inaugural Fashion Editor of the Financial Times, beginning in 2003. Along with editing the Style pages and the Luxury 360 vertical, she wrote a weekly column for the Saturday FT and created the FT’s annual Business of Luxury conference. The former Fashion Features Director for InStyle UK, she also worked as a Fashion Correspondent for the FT, as an Arts Contributor at The Economist, and as the European Editor at American Elle. In addition, she contributed regularly to Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Entertainment Weekly. The author of Emilio Pucci (Taschen, 2013) and an honorary professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Friedman was the recipient of the Newswomen’s Club of New York 2012 Front Page Award for fashion writing, as well as the 2013 Fashion Monitor Journalist of the Year award.