Art, Design and Feminism with Lyn Slater

 Picture by Peter Koloff.  Video co-produced and co-edited with Peter Koloff

Picture by Peter Koloff.  Video co-produced and co-edited with Peter Koloff

It is unusual to get a day in February in New York City where the temperature rises above 40 degrees, but the day I meet with Lyn Slater, it is a balmy, sunny 70 degree afternoon and the gardens of the Cooper Hewitt Museum could not have provided a better surrounding for our conversation.  Lyn is truly a formidable woman: a professor at Fordham University who holds two masters and a Ph.D. on social welfare and now, accidentally, a fashion icon whose blog Accidental Icon has given her a new modeling career and, to date, almost 460,000 followers on Instagram. She’s also a mother and a grandmother and shares her life with her partner, a scientist by day and her personal photographer by night. Her sense of style and unique point of view on fashion and design are refreshing, and so are her thoughts on feminism and female behavior in society. Hear more of Lyn's perspective in the video below.