While writing for The New York Times’ Critical Shopper column, fashion critic and author Cintra Wilson scaled both sides of the shopping spectrum, from trying out the cozy fur hammock in Alexander Wang’s Soho store to mocking the “obese” mannequins at J.C. Penney in Herald Square. Tonight, the witty writer (whom Fashionista named one of the “Most Influential People in New York Fashion”) will give a talk at SVA’s Spring 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series about the findings in her new book, Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling America’s Fashion Destiny, in which she claims the American psyche manifests itself in what we wear, and, of course, we believe her.

Tue., April 3, 6 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 28, 2012

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