Mary, who I met on the street the other day looking sharp in Nanette Lepore, came to visit me at The New Museum with her friend Doris. I asked them about how they met, and the two let me in on a little of their history.
Mary: We’ve been friends for about 30 years.
Doris: We worked together at the Whitney Art Museum.
Mary: I was fired for insubordination.
Doris: I offered to help her fight for her job–
Mary: And she had a very high position there! But I didn’t want her to have to fight for it, because of my boss. He was nicknamed “Lobotomy.”
As Mary and Doris have advanced in age, they’ve maintained an appreciation for each other’s fashion sense, and still firmly believe in looking their best every day.