Dinah Glasier, Artist
How are you handling the heat?
The humidity makes me weep. I always have to wear a hat in the summer—this one is from Barneys, but I felt so guilty after I bought it and got worried that I’d lose it, so I went to the fabric store and figured out how to make the same exact hat. Now I have two and I feel much better. I rarely spend a lot on clothes. Like this shirt: It came from Zara’s boys’ department. I think it only cost $19. And the trousers are Club Monaco—men’s. I don’t like that the women’s pants have Lycra in them.
Do you mostly wear men’s clothes?
I wear women’s clothes, too—but I’ve always looked like a boy. Even when I was younger and had long hair, old ladies on trains would say, “Can you close the window, sonny?” It probably still happens now, but I don’t have the best hearing. I’m more comfortable in trousers. You know those films where women are in high-heeled shoes and skimpy dresses and then they have to go on the run? Like in North by Northwest, the woman’s heel breaks and it’s all a bit of a disaster. I feel like if I had to run away at any point, I’d be better off in trousers.
Neighborhood: Park Slope.
Favorite building: The Chrysler Building.
Passion: Drawing. “I go to Minerva Durham’s life-drawing sessions in Soho twice a week. She’s a New York institution.”
Cost of haircut: $125.
Pets: None. “I grew up with cats, dogs, birds, and even a deer. It lived outside but sometimes would come into the house.”
Summer plans: “I’m going to visit family in England next week. I can’t wait to wear a cardigan during the daytime.”
*This article appears in the July 14, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.
Most Viewed Stories
It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?
From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
Michelle Obama: No Boy Is Cute Enough to Keep You From Getting an Education
A Pregnant Supermodel Explains What She Eats
The World’s Easiest Way to Highlight Your Face
Meet the Prom Queen of Instagram
Selfie Sorority Uses Media Frenzy for Good Cause
‘Truly Ugly Guy With Glasses’ Is Europe’s Most Virile Man
Stop Time-Traveling to Such Lame Eras, Losers
From Our Partners
5 Must-Have Products for Your Makeup Bag
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
The Fashion Spot
Cindy Crawford’s Aging Advice: Stay Away from Magnifier Mirrors
How Demi Lovato Embraced This Body “Problem” We All Have
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutFrom Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
And don't count John Galliano out at Margiela yet.5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 2
Cropped sweaters, a spangled skirt, and more.Cool Cocktail Dresses Inspired by the Philippines
From the up-and-comers behind Mestiza.Jaden Smith and Kesha Partied This Week
Along with Cindy Crawford, Anjelica Huston, Rita Ora, and Lena Dunham.Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Partied in Balmain
Plus: more highlights from Paris Fashion Week's parties, including Jared Leto.Even Barbie Wants Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist
Life in plastic, it's fantastic.This Is How You Should Smell for Fall
Hint: not like a pumpkin.8 Actually Good Things That Happened This Week
Baby sea turtles wearing bathing suits and a necklace for your pizza.See All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Featuring wooden platforms, velvet robes, and floor-length ponchos.A Lesson in Beauty Grammar at Dior
What "past future perfect" means in terms of hair and makeup.
Take that, sportscasters.Who Won Best-Dressed at Milan Fashion Week?
Another city, another people's choice Peacock.Why Does My Heart Feel Like It’s Exploding?
A girl's guide to chest pain.See Our Exclusive Portfolio From Paris Fashion Week
Photographer Tomasz Lazar's latest dispatch from Fashion Month.The World’s Easiest Way to Highlight Your Face
How to strobe like a pro.Style Smackdown: Olivia Pope vs. Cookie Lyon
Judging the best looks from this week's episodes.Never Mind the Feminist Sound-Bites, Rick Owens Just Showed His Best Clothes Yet
Gymnast models symbolizing "women supporting women" wore mature yet spontaneous looks.Grace Jones Is Having the Wildest Book Tour Ever [NSFW]
She flashed crowds at her signing in New York.A Comprehensive Taxonomy of Men With Long Hair
And why we like them anyway.Guess Who Renovated This Grand Upper West Side Penthouse
Think you can figure out who flipped this New York City landmark?