Each year the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts sit-down conversations with the fashion elite in celebration of the Costume Institute’s exhibit. Previous line-ups have drawn large crowds, and we’re expecting the same from this year’s presentation, which features a pretty unique combination of personalities (and accessories).
On Sunday June 17, New Yorker writer Judith Thurman–who wrote an incredible article about “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” and who also wrote the introduction to the book which accompanies the exhibit–will moderate a discussion between Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson. Called “Good Taste/Bad Taste: The Evolution of Contemporary Chic,” the museum couldn’t have picked two more appropriate ladies to hash out that topic. While both participants are well known for their fondness for layering, their seventy-four year age gap is sure to account for more than a few differences in opinion (or maybe not, since Tavi is such an old soul).
The symposium is free with museum admission, so be sure to head to the Met (go here for information) on Sunday June 17 at 2pm to witness what’s sure to be an entertaining event.