Worn in New York: 68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City | Emily Spivack

Worn in New York: 68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City | Emily Spivack


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.

Includes 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
JD Samson
Jenji Kohan
Jenna Lyons
Kyp Malone
Lena Dunham
Pee Wee Kirkland
Thelma Golden
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419727079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419727078
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
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