Getting Down with Earl Pickens, the designer behind the brand URLPICKENS

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Earl Pickens at the Gallirock exhibition for Jean Charles de Castelbajac at the Galliera Museum.

What was it like being little Earl Pickens?

I was playing baseball, drawing, basketball, drawing, and football. Segregation, attending a Chinese school and learning Cantonese. I watched a total of 6 people die in front of me, two of them were children.

Where did you grow up and what made you choose Paris?

I grew up in the projects in Chicago in the 60

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.