PRICE’S NEW GIG: Candy Pratts Price has been named a contributing editor at Departures magazine. Her first piece, which appears in the May/June issue, takes a look back at the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, who’s the subject of a retrospective called “Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion” at the Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, opening June 14.

To celebrate her appointment, Richard David Story, editor in chief of Departures, will host an event at the Core Club in New York on Thursday night, where they’ll discuss Lopez, what’s happening in the fashion business and Price’s likes and dislikes.

“I’ve known Candy ever since I worked at Vogue magazine,” said Story, who left Vogue in 2000 to join Departures. “Price was outrageous, wonderfully eccentric and keenly intelligent. Luckily for all of us, she still is.”

Price was previously creative director of; executive fashion director at; creative director at Ralph Lauren; accessories director for Vogue, and fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar. She edited “American Fashion Accessories” and conceived and directed the fashion content for the 1999 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. She began her career designing store windows and displays for Bloomingdale’s. She also curated the exhibition “Manolo Blahnik…The Shoe: A Celebration of Design.”