KAREN BINNS on Basquiat, Warhol + Art, Music & Fashion Worlds THEN & NOW

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The Curtain

45 Curtain Road

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EC2A 3PT

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Fashion Director Karen Binns on her NYC life to now: from Basquiat's muse to scene innovator: an encyclopaedic evening of insider cool.

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From launching the first raves in New York, to working as muse to legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat, Karen Binns has made it her business to be at the centre of the mix, fusing fashion, art, music and popular culture since New Yorker Magazine declared her the one to watch in the 1980's, right up to today working with brands, artists and institutions to map out directional cross cultural narratives across the arts and fashion, including with her unique commentary regularly heard on SHOWstudio and LOVE Magazine's LOVE FM.

Her expert analysis is well regarded, designer Marc Jacobs says: "I've known Karen both personally and professionally for over two decades. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for fashion is always a great and welcome inspiration to me. Her soaring, distinct vision and her insightful unique interpretation of 'what is ' and 'what will be' makes her a truly rare and exceptional voice in the fashion universe."

As Fashion Director for Fashion Roundtable, Karen has spoken on inclusion and new generation talent at several of our events and regularly reviews the London and Paris shows for our audience. Binns has contributed to numerous panels on fashion, pop culture, the arts and diversity, including at the V&A, MASTERED and Lulu Kennedy MBE of Fashion East fame.

At Port Eliot Festival recently, Karen spoke for the first time about her life with `Basquiat and Andy Warhol, as well as her role in creating key alliances across fashion, music, art and culture from NYC to London.

A key voice on the importance of inclusion in popular culture, as well as creative director for Tori Amos and Chic, stylist for cult brands ArtSchool London, Maharishi and Ozwald Boateng, this evening will bring this conversation to London, with Tamara Cincik chairing this talk with a Q&A, for what is sure to be an enjoyable talk.

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