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May 25, 2011 10:14 AM

Edit Boutique Kicks Off Art Lecture Series

Edit New York, the Upper East Side boutique carrying an "edited" selection of contemporary and designer brands since opening in 2007, is kicking off "Dressed and Undressed: Women in Art", a two part lecture series with Cynthia Nachmani today....

Edit New York, the Upper East Side boutique carrying an "edited" selection of contemporary and designer brands since opening in 2007, is kicking off "Dressed and Undressed: Women in Art", a two part lecture series with Cynthia Nachmani today. Nachmani, a renowned art historian, teaches private art classes and is known for her tours and lectures on art and film at the MoMA, Met, Guggenheim and more.

EditSt_0213.jpgIn the first lecture, to be held from 1-3 p.m. in the store, talking points will include representations of women from primitive to the 19th century across various genres and how women are represented clothed, nude and based on cultural needs. Expected guests to today's event include Olivia Chantecaille and Adelina Ettelson.

In the second lecture on Wednesday, June 8, Nachmani is set to discuss the birth of "the spectacle" -- i.e., how people came out of their homes and dressed/looked at each other -- and the birth of the department store referring to Balzac's novel, "The Ladies' Paradise."

"The lecture series at Edit was inspired by our deep appreciation for fine arts and our fascination with how women have dressed in the past and present," said Valerie Feigen and Alissa Emerson, co-founders of Edit boutique, in a joint statement.
Valerie Feigen and Alissa Emerson.jpg
"Many of our clients are art collectors and take a deep intellectual interest in art history and look forward to a challenging discussion about how women's social position and unique interests have historically been reflected in their choice of dress."

RSVP for the June 8th lecture at lindsay@editnewyork.com.

Edit New York
1368 Lexington, at 90th St.
212-876-1368


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