Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was here to talk about the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion." His Guest Picks reveal his wide range of interests.
What have you read or seen lately (book, play, film, etc.) that moved or surprised you?
A "Beauty and the Beast" with Coney Island Beauty Queen/erotic dancer and a male stripper who are married. They cast the fable as their own relationship, It was x-rated and pure, unbridled romanticism.
What are you listening to right now?
Countertenors - Jaroussky's voice is other worldly
What’s the last great book you read?
"Great" is challenging, but The Goldfinch had some of the most beautifully descriptive passages and an articulation of relationships that I've ever encountered. And the animating act of violence happens at the Met.
What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?
Slasher movies, or more specifically, TV programs and movies about serial killers
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Seafood lasagne with big chunks of lobster