In conjunction with the Items: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition, The People’s Studio at MoMA in New York hosted a panel discussion on January 25, 2018, featuring Mike Camargo aka Upscale Vandal, fashion historian Stephanie Kramer, and IAM affiliate Mass Appeal Music Video Night‘s Gregg Kaysen. Through a mix of screenings and conversation, the event highlighted the complex, groundbreaking relationships between fashion, music videos, and New York City’s streetwear culture.
Gregg Kaysen is a creative director, writer, and recording artist. Kaysen launched Mass Appeal Music Video Night in 2015, a monthly pop-up showcase featuring the industry’s most important directors, producers, choreographers, and stylists.
Mike Camargo aka Upscale Vandal is a leading authority on fashion, marketing, and cultural brand development. Hailing from Brooklyn, Camargo has played a role in developing major lifestyle brands such as Billionaire Boys Club, En Noir, and Roc Nation. He has worked with artists such as Santigold, Pusha T, French Montana, and J. Balvin.
Stephanie Kramer is a research assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Prior to joining the Costume Institute team, she was the research assistant on The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? She teaches fashion history and theory at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute, and has a research focus in youth subcultures, fashion, and identity.
Primary photo credited to MoMA. All other photos by Drew Botcherby.