What is the nature of fashion's influence over national and international identities? How does fashion brand particular countries, lifestyles, and cities on a global scale? New York Times writer Guy Trebay is joined by fashion designers Gabi Asfour, Anna Sui, and others for a discussion about the power of fashion.
Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and founder of the Graduate Center's Fashion Studies concentration, will moderate.
Gabi Asfour is part of the fashion design collective Three as Four. Three as Four is the trio of downtown fashion designers more famous for their attention-seeking antics than their clothes.
Asfour was born in Lebanon in 1966 and now lives in the Lower East Side of New York City.
Sui is an American fashion designer. Her brand is recognized globally in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her clothing, fragrance, cosmetic, and accessories lines retail in her stores and independent boutiques in over 50 countries.
Sui is spearheading a Save the Garment Center campaign to preserve New York's Garment District.
Guy Trebay writes for New York Times style section where he covers fashion and style. He has received numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize nomination.
He also written for the New Yorker, The Village Voice, Details, Vibe, Conde Nast Traveler, and Harpers.