LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:
Barneys, the blissful luxury division string, could see its doorways closed once and for all. Since filing for bankruptcy, Barneys shops have already been shutting through the nation, and, in a blow that is further its most iconic storefront can be in peril. The Barneys ny on Madison Avenue in Manhattan had been a tourist spot and a popular for the feamales in HBO’s “Intercourse And the town.”
(SOUNDBITE OF TV PROGRAM, “SEX WHILE THE CITY”)
UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As character) So which region do you realy vote in?
SARAH JESSICA PARKER: (As Carrie Bradshaw) Whichever a person is near Barneys.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Fashion’s cool children and musicians had been frequently showcased waiting for you activities. It defined luxury for the generation. Vanessa Friedman is the main fashion critic when it comes to nyc occasions, and she joins me personally now. Welcome.
VANESSA FRIEDMAN: sweet to speak with you.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Barneys is type of woven in to the textile of brand new York in a manner that i believe few other shops are. We already pointed out “Intercourse therefore the City,” but there are various other films and television shows, particularly “Will Grace that is&, where in fact the character, Jack, wound up obtaining a task at Barneys.
(SOUNDBITE OF TV PROGRAM, “WILL & GRACE”)
SEAN HAYES: (As Jack McFarland) Where are the cashmere V-neck sweaters? In the floor that is second. And exactly how do i am aware? Because i acquired a working task at Barneys.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: what exactly is it concerning the store that managed to make it an element of the zeitgeist by doing so?
FRIEDMAN: once the Barneys on Madison Avenue launched, it had been just like the ultimate icon of the specific sort of ny design at that time, that was, you understand, type of cutting-edge, kind of elitist, kind of inaccessible but additionally profoundly glamorous and extremely aspirational to everybody else. Continue reading “NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with ny instances Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman concerning the closing of Barneys shops”