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Catinca Tabacaru

Catinca Tabacaru

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with Catinca Tabacaru, owner and director of the CATINCA TABACARU gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Having spent years as a human rights lawyer, Catinca began working as an art dealer and curator in 2009 when she founded Tinca Art Inc. Expanding Tinca Art into a public gallery this past May, Catinca recently emailed us from New York City to talk about how travel effects her work, her favorite show she’s ever curated, and her love of Antoni Gaudi.

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Susan Hengst

Susan Hengst

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with fashion designer Susan Hengst, owner of Hengstboutique in Manhattan’s East Village, and the designer for her own label, HengstNYC. Founding the HENGST label in the early 2000s, Susan has created beautiful collections designed for women with a busy lifestyle. A nominee for the National Design Award in Fashion at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian for several years running, Susan recently emailed us from her New York Studio to discuss the process of creating her current collection, the inspiration behind her “No Such Creature”  dress, and a new collaboration she is currently working on with some of her customers.

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Christine de Lassus

Christine de Lassus

When fashion stylist Christine de Lassus looks at clothes, the first thing she sees is a story. The cut, the drape, the history behind the piece; everything about it mixes with her knowledge of the industry, to create narratives that bring the fashion world to life. She gives these stories life through her spreads published in magazines like the international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Official. Born in Paris, Christine’s career has been defined by these stories, drawing inspiration not only from the pieces themselves, but from some of her favorite film directors and photographers, bringing as much influence from the films of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch and the photographs of Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Garry Winogrand as she does Prada, Alexander McQueen and Charles James. With a career that’s spanned over two decades and allowed her to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the business, Christine recently spoke with LASTBLOG about the roots of her career, her frustration with the changing nature of fashion publications, and how she creates the stories that define her work.

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Ji Lee

Ji Lee

As a creative strategist at Facebook, Ji Lee operates at the cross-section between creativity and technology, creating art that reflects both worlds. After a long career in the ad world, where he worked as creative director for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Droga5, Ji moved into the tech sector in 2008, working as a creative director at Google before moving into his current role at Facebook at 2011. With a fondness for personal projects – many of which have a strong presence on the internet – Ji’s work takes on many modern cultural tableaux with a strong element of humor and a focus on collaboration and participation from his audience.

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