When the CFDA came calling with a book deal about Geoffrey Beene, Kim Hastreiter went straight to it.
"Geoffrey Beene: An American Fashion Rebel" is a valentine of sorts to the late designer, who befriended the Paper magazine editor more than 20 years ago by writing a fan letter. Clearly, the feeling was mutual, judging from said fan letter, personal snapshots of the pair together, a heartfelt prologue and the poem Hastreiter wrote and read in honor of Beene's 1998 CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award — all of which are published in the book.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"