Worn in New York
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Worn in New York

68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City

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

About the Author(s)
Emily Spivack

Emily Spivack is an artist, writer, and editor. She writes a recurring column for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. She lives in Brooklyn.

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