The Textile Study Group of New York Presents Tziporah Salamon Lecture TZIPORAH SALAMON, a collector who assembles her garment and accessory “finds” into stunning outfits and shows others how to avoid fashion victimization and look fabulous without spending a fortune.
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 E. 35th St. (betw. Park and Madison), NYC.
(Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)
Closest buses: Southbound— M2, M3, M4, M5 to 34th & Fifth; Northbound—M2, M3, M4 from 34th & Madison; M5 from 34th & Sixth; 34th St. Crosstown—M34, M16 to/from 34th & Fifth.
Closest subway station: #6 to/from 33rd St. & Park Avenue South.
Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, Benefactor, and Student members.
$5.00 for members of other textile organizations.
$10.00 for Newsletter Subscription members and unaffiliated guests.
(Fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.)
Tziporah’s background, like her name, is unique. The daughter of Hungarian Jews who survived the Holocaust, her father was an expert tailor and her mother a gifted dressmaker. Tziporah grew up surrounded by the richness of cloth and design, watching her parents bring flat, one-dimensional pieces of fabric to life. Tziporah is a dresser - she dresses both herself and others. She elevates the act of dressing to an art form by attending to detail - she notices color, texture, scale and proportion and puts things together in a most unique way. Her creations are not only beautiful but also harmonious and totally original. Tziporah never fails to surprise, delight, intrigue and inspire.
Tziporah’s professional experience includes working: as a fashion consultant dressing individual clients - both men and women - helping them to express their own desired self-image; as an instructor at Parson’s School of Design; as an assistant stylist for TV commercials; as a buying agent for a New York based French company; as a production supervisor of hand-knit men’s sweaters for private labels; in sales at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's Women's Duplex and Charivari; as a designer assistant at Victoria Falls, an antique clothing store.
With her formal training in psychology and education - Tziporah holds a Masters degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has completed all course work towards a PhD in psychology from the California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy - she brings to her work a richness of strength, clarity, and intelligence. Tziporah is an artist; her canvas is the human body; her paints are fabric and cloth; her brush is her eyes. And she does her art as a labor of love.