CONFERENCIA ECCENTRIC LIVES IN FASHION by Lynn Yaeger and Mickey Boardman

Friday, 1 July, 2016 - 12:00

A funny dialectical duel between two gurus of the New York fashion scene. Friends and professional colleagues will acidly review the today’s fashion press panorama in the critical and sympathetic tone that is signature to them.

 

LYNN YAEGER

When Lynn Yaeger was a baby, her first words were practically “Take me shopping!”  Her love of fashion was evidenced when she put her foot down as a toddler—no trousers! Only tutus and frocks!

 

When she grew up, Lynn became interested in writing critically about fashion --which was, you could argue, simply a way to make money to acquire more things.  But it worked! And now Lynn, who lives and works in New York City --but enjoys traveling to major capitols and small towns all over the world (especially to visit their antiques shops and flea markets)-- is a contributing editor at American Vogue and also writes about fashion, antique jewelry,  travel, and other subjects (even politics!) for The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, among many others.

 

*Photography: DIETMAR BUSSE

 

MICKEY BOARDMAN

He was raised in Hanover Park, Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University in 1989 with a degree in Spanish. Upon graduation, he spent a year in Madrid teaching before moving to NYC to study fashion design at The Parsons School of Design. Since 1993, he has written the advice column “Ask Mr. Mickey” in PAPER, where he first started working as a intern. His writing has also appeared in T: The New York Times StyleMagazine, Out and German Vogue. He is a constant presence on the NYC social / fashion scene and often appears as a cultural commentator, lifestyle expert and fashion guru on networks like VH-1, A & E, CNN, E! and Fox News.

 

Boardman has been recognized by New York magazine as one of the “Most Photographed Faces in New York” and was voted by Fashion Week Daily was one of the “most invited people in the city.” He has been featured in books like “Smile i-D: Fashion & Style, 20 Years of I-D Magazine,” Simon Doonan’s “Eccentric Glamour” and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ “Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus
Fashion Week.”

 

Also a philanthropist, Boardman has been active in many charitable efforts, including Mr. Mickey’s Sidewalk Sale, Doctors Without Boarders, Coalition for the Homeless and Red Cross Earthquake Relief for Haiti and Chile. He is a dedicated supporter of Citta, a charity that builds schools, clinics.

 

 

Picture by IVAN FORCADELL.

 

JULY 1ST, 12:00 TO 13:30
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