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Arcana Books Hosts a Conversation with Author Emily Spivak
November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Head over to Arcana: Books on the Arts on Sunday, November 12th from 3 to 5pm to celebrate the publication of Emily Spivak’s Worn In New York, and enjoy a conversation with the author and contributors including artist Catherine Opie (whose leather jacket graces the cover), producer Alicia Van Couvering, and writer + artist Mel Shimkovitz!
“The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River, the tank top Andy Warhol’s assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together, the jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift…”
These and over sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York – the latest volume from New York Times bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, contributors in and out of the public eye share surprising, personal, wild, poignant, and funny stories behind a piece of clothing that reminds them of a significant moment of their New York lives. Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city – its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality – by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them.
Included are contributions from Adam Horovitz, Amy Heckerling, Andre Royo, Anna Sui, Aubrey Plaza, Catherine Opie, Coco Rocha, Dick Cavett, Eileen Myles, Fab 5 Freddy, Gay Talese, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, J.D. Samson, Jenji Kohan, Jenna Lyons, Kyp Malone, Lena Dunham, Pee Wee Kirkland, Thelma Golden, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and many, many more.
About the Author
Emily Spivack is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and editor who writes a recurring column for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.