SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Cintra Wilson, “Fear and Clothing” – SVA MA Design Research

Cintra Wilson, “Fear and Clothing”

Considered one of the 50 most influential people working in New York fashion, Cintra Wilson will discuss the process and thinking behind her forthcoming book, entitled Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling America’s Fashion Destiny (W.W. Norton and Company), which is a meditation on her belief that the American psyche manifests itself in what we wear.

Cintra Wilson is a culture critic and author, known for her highly effective, humorous, and irreverent popular culture and political commentary. She was a retail reviewer in The New York Times Fashion & Style section (Critical Shopper), and she currently writes a political column called C-Word, a column critiquing tabloid culture called The Dregulator, and contributes to Her books include A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-examined as a Grotesque Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations (Viking/Penguin 2000); Colors Insulting to Nature (Fourth Estate, 2004); and Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny (Bloomsbury, 2008).