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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Jun 6, 2022

S6 Ep21 DESTINY’S LEGENDARY CLOSET: queer New York-based designer vintage dealer  - on nostalgia through fashion and pop culture, queer contributions to the fashion industry, and more! 


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Pre-Loved Podcast: Destiny’s Legendary Closet

Today, I’m joined by George Verger of Destinary’s Legendary Closet. George and I met in New York this spring, and we talked about doing an episode together today to kick off Pride Month – George is a queer New Yorker

George Verger is a queer New Yorker, a graduate of FIT with a degree in fashion design, and he has worked in many aspects of the vintage and fashion industries for over ten years. Most recently, he’s started his own designer vintage shop, Destiny’s Legendary Closet. 

Destiny's Legendary Closet explores the notion of nostalgia through the lense of fashion and pop culture. Born out of his cult favorite instagram page, @destinyslegendarychildren (VOGUE wrote about it, link in the shownotes!), which aims to pay homage to the legacy of Queer and Pop culture of the past heavily influenced by music, art, and fashion including the illustrious impact of the queer POC community.

On this episode, we chat about George’s history with fashion and style, queer contributions to the backbone of the fashion industry and paying tribute to those who came before, nostalgia and Y2K icons, special vintage pieces – including one of his finds being worn at a Met Gala after party, and so much more! 

I hope this conversation is a starting place for you, and that you’ll check out some of the other queer vintage fashion icons George mentions in the show – all links will be in the shownotes – as well as events happening during Pride Month. 

Big love to George for doing this episode with me and I hope you’ll enjoy it! Let’s dive right in!

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