Fashion as Art
Fri, Feb 03
To understand the performance and production behind the Thom Browne runway
To engage critically with the exhibition of the work of fashion designers in art museums
To analyze the complex relationship between art and fashion design
Thi Wan -- Design Director, Thom Browne
Thi Wan was born in Burma, raised in Brooklyn, and graduated from Parsons School of Design. He is currently at Thom Browne as design director. (Full Bio)
Julie Henderson ('00) -- IMG Models
A life-long athlete, Henderson received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Notre Dame in Marketing on a basketball scholarship, and was a member of ROTC—the highly-selective pilot-training program—prior to joining the high-achieving, well-heeled ranks of successful multi-hyphenate models.
Henderson is devoted to promoting diversity, and co-founded Curves For Change, a non-profit organization for models to collectively engage in philanthropic efforts.
- Friedman, "What’s New York Fashion Really About?” (NYT)
- Lee, "The Thirst for Merch" (NYT)
- Gallagher, "Gucci and Louis Vuitton Need New Designers. Inside the Open Tryouts" (WSJ)
- Fall 2009 Thom Browne Menswear: Pitti Uomo Immagine