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I’ll be giving a “show and smell” presentation titled “Making Scents of Studio 54,” about perfume in the disco era, online via the Brooklyn Museum on October 7, 2020. (I’m very excited to be doing this talk as part of my “real” job!)

For more information and registration, please see here. Feel free to share this information with a friend who might be interested…!*

*Unless you and/or they work in the fragrance industry, in which case I hope you’ll contact me to arrange a private group session for an appropriate fee, rather than hijacking multiple slots in an event intended for members of the public. That’s happened a few times before and it’s really not ideal for you or me or the rest of the group.

First image: Halston, Loulou de la Falaise, Potassa, Yves St Laurent, and Nan Kempner at Studio 54 in 1978. Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images. Second image: Halston advertisement, 1979, featuring Pat Cleveland and Sterling St. Jacques.