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20/20 Visions: Kelsey Garcia

Fashion scribe Garcia did Gender and Sexuality Studies at NYU and now gets her kicks from couture

“My dream best friends were definitely Cory, Shawn and Topanga,” says fashion writer Kelsey Garcia about coming-of-age American sitcom Boy Meets World, which first broadcast in ’93. But it was more like girl meets world when she relocated from Miami to complete a double major in Journalism and Gender & Sexual Studies at New York University. “I was never interested in fashion when I was young,” she confesses, but now cites Valentino as her “own personal Jesus” and talks excitedly about interviewing “undeniable legends” like Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. Her thirst for life stems from those closest to her: “My entire family is ridiculously inspiring. We’re Cuban, which automatically makes us pretty passionate, audacious and a tad loud.”

Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore?
Demi Moore.

Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins?
Smashing Pumpkins.

Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest?

Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton?
Hillary. Ok, Chelsea.

Edward Furlong or Christian Slater?
Christian Slater.

Poetic Justice or Menace II Society?
Menace II Society.

Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day?
Jurassic Park.

Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides?
The Virgin Suicides.

Beavis or Butthead?

Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell?
Kate Moss.

Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros?
Super Mario Bros.

Young and beautiful or old and wise?
Old and wise.

(NYC) Brooklyn or Manhattan?

Lollapalooza or LOLZ?

RuPaul or Ron Jeremy?

Retro or future?

Drunk or sober?

War or peace?

Night or day?

Party or bullshit?

Kelsey wears feather embroidered top by Christopher Kane, jeans by Guess, all accessories Kelsey's own.