A Chat with Debra Rapoport: Advanced Style Icon and Designer

Live from NYC

Enjoy a fresh start to the New Year with revolutionary fashion designer Debra Rapoport, Advanced Style icon, and wearable art innovator. On Saturday, January 16th, 10:30 AM EST, Debra with tune in live from NYC for a chat about her iconic life and work. Debra represents the best of the Big Apple with her immense humor, vibrancy and eclectic style, and she's brimming with wisdom to share. The first of our new monthly series - featuring conversations that inspire us to live bravely, aligned with our purpose and passions, and deep human connection. We will dive into her colorful world and the many lessons she can teach seekers and creatives. 

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This is a free event, but your donations to Debra's chosen charity - God's Love We Deliver - are welcomed. God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. To support the health of their clients, they also provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counselling. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving people in need and their children and caregivers. 

What to expect

  • Listen to Debra’s stories of iconic style and playful exploration - from age 3 to 75!
  • A look at her hats, creative process and unique relationship to found objects.
  • Learn about her mantra - the 4Ts - to live a life that really matters.
  • Aging with attitude.
  • The environmental, social and political significance of her unique approach.

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send link and details to join via email 1 day and again 30 mins before it begins.

About Debra

Debra's fashion creations start with found materials, turning trash into high-end fashion. Her great skill is finding life in the everyday objects around her, from which she builds relationships. Renowned since the 1960s for her unique wearable art, she has become an Advanced Style fashion icon, and her designs have been exhibited in museums across the US including Metropolitan Museum of Art, the L.A. County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art – where she currently has pieces on display as part of the exhibition Off the Wall: American Art to Wear

Read more: Living through Transition: Debra Rapoport and the healing power of creativity

Cover & Lower Left Image: Denton Taylor @dentontaylor
Lower Right Image: Ari Seth Cohn @advancedstyle