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Vera Wang, Suzy Menkes with Fern Mallis at 92Y

Fern Mallis welcomes two more outstanding guests to her blockbuster Fashion Icons series at 92nd Street Y: Vera Wang on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 pm and Suzy Menkes on Tuesday, May 7 at 8 pm. Mallis is the creator of New York Fashion Week, the former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the former Senior VP of IMG Fashion, the host of “Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis” on Sirius XM Radio and the creator of the new Fern Finds: globally-inspired line of jewelry. No one is better positioned to get the world’s top fashion designers and taste-makers to share their stories, insights and dreams on 92Y’s world-renowned stage. Fern’s previous Fashion Icons guests have included Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Polly Mellen and Diane von Furstenberg.

Vera Wang is best known for her exquisite, sophisticated, yet romantic bridal gowns, which she began designing in 1990. Ten years later, she launched her ready-to-wear line and now her luxury brand includes shoes, eyewear, fragrance, bedding and more. The Council of Fashion Designers named her Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2005, she won the Leadership in the Arts Award from the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association and she is in the U. S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, thanks to her many designs for figure skating costumes - Wang was a skater herself and competed in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1968. She talks with Mallis about her career, how she moved from skating to fashion and how she approaches custom designs for well-known public figures. Details are here.

Suzy Menkes is the legendary fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune and perhaps the most influential fashion critic working today. Her charm and honesty have earned her respect and affection both from designers and the press. While she’s unafraid to give a negative review to a star designer, she is motivated by enthusiasm and love for fashion and a desire to see designers succeed. A graduate of Cambridge University, she is both an officer of the Order of the British Empire and a member of France’s Legion of Honor. Based in Paris, she travels the world to cover not just shows, but style trends and the social context of fashion. She talks with Mallis about the role of critics, how she got involved with fashion and the designers that have excited and disappointed her. Details are here.

WHO: Fern Mallis with Vera Wang
WHEN: Tue, Feb 19, 8 pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
TICKETS: from $29 at or 212.415.5500
Press Information: Sarah Morton, or 212.415.5435
WHO: Fern Mallis with Suzy Menkes
WHEN: Tue, May 7, 8 pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
TICKETS: from $29 at or 212.415.5500


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