Why is everything old new again? Inspired by Lesley M.M. Blume’s upcoming book Let’s Bring Back, this forum will explore the resurgence of interest in classic forms and artful living. Join us for a lively debate about nostalgia with Jonathan Adler, Lesley M. M. Blume, and Jason Wu in conversation with Sally Singer.
Jonathan Adler designs products with impeccable craftsmanship and panache. His eponymous company is an internationally recognized lifestyle and home furnishing brand known for pairing modernist forms with bold colors and graphics. He is the lead judge on Bravo’s television series Top Design and a contributor to Let’s Bring Back.
Lesley M. M. Blume has written for a number of publications, from Slate to Vogue, and is the contributing Style section editor at the Huffington Post. This fall, Chronicle Books will publish Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By.
Sally Singer is the editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She previously oversaw the fashion news and features departments at Vogue and was fashion director of New York Magazine, style director of Elle, and commissioning editor for British Vogue. She was an editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux and has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the Economist, the Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement, among other publications.
Jason Wu debuted his first ready-to-wear collection in 2006. The young designer aims to revitalize the art and perfection of dressing with a relaxed and youthful attitude. He famously designed the iconic white dress worn by Michelle Obama at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. His many accolades include Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award and the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
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