You probably discuss what’s chic with your friends on the regs. But now you’ve got the chance to witness top professionals rap about it and for free (with price of admission to the Met). Tavi Gevinson (age 16), everyone’s favorite teen fashion ingénue and editor of Rookiemag.com, and Iris Apfel (age 90) iconic woman of advanced style, will hold a discussion on what chic means in the 21st century. The discussion is moderated by New Yorker writer Judith Thurman, who wrote the introduction to the exhibition catalog Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. An event not to miss, especially if you care about Tavi’s quirky hair-color choices or Apfel’s signature large glasses. And WHO doesn’t?!! It’s also rad that this is a female-centered event on the tail of a female centered Met exhibit. Riot grrrl for fashion set — women talking about women, designing for women, women!! We’re into it. The program is held in conjunction with the Costume Institute exhibition the Met’s exhibition exploring Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two dazzlingly similar female designers from very different eras. On view at the Met through August 19, 2012.
Good Taste/Bad Taste: The Evolution of Contemporary Chic
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Sunday June 17, 2-3pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1000 5th Ave., NY 10028 Tel 212- 570-3894 Metmuseum.org