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Asking questions about a particular piece of clothing or accessory usually unlocks a special history about that person. I've decided to interview closets because I want to look at artifacts of a person's everyday life. I hand paint each item to elevate its importance and to create a portrait of the interview subject. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.
CFDA winner Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport describes Ann Thaden as "wonderfully talented." Star of HBO's Insecure, Yvonne Oriji exclaimed, "Love it!" about Ann's paintings. Yvonne's costume designer Ayanna James agrees that Ann's fashion illustrations are "Too cute!”. Designers including Virgil Abloh, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Baja East, Perry Ellis, Manolo Blahnik and Courrèges Paris have admired Ann's international Fashion Week coverage on Instagram. Publications including Wall Street Journal's Off Duty, L'Officiel Brasil, Nord Magazine, Something About Magazine admire Ann Thaden's paintings. Barneys New York has praised Ann's illustration of accessories. Clients include Belk, Eileen Fisher, Vermillion of Raleigh, Wes Gordon, Lettered Studio and Carlisle and Linny Jewelers.