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Peter Som | Guest Curator

Born in San Francisco, Peter Som is an award-winning fashion designer, culinary creator and lifestyle expert. Long known for his signature use of color and pattern with streamlined feminine silhouettes in the fashion arena, he’s also just as widely known for his entertaining and love of food. Peter’s brand of effortless sophistication has extended to all areas of the lifestyle space, with recipes and articles featured in numerous publications and digital platforms including Bon Appétit, The Purist (where he is a contributing food editor), Purewow,,, T Magazine, Food and Wine, Refinery29 and Pinterest.

Peter's clothes have sold at top retailers worldwide including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Moda Operandi and Nordstrom and currently has an ongoing collection exclusively for Rent the Runway. He’s had highly successful collaborations with brands including Kohls, Sferra, Lancôme, Anthropologie and more. He was a finalist in the first CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and twice nominated for the CFDA Emerging Designer Award. Notable women such as Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Scarlett Johansson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal have worn Peter’s clothing.

Peter lives in New York City and Sag Harbor.

Peter Som
Peter Som

“Tappan is a go-to for a thoughtful curation and gives emerging artists a platform to show their work. I always appreciate the broad mix of mediums—from paintings and sculpture to prints and photography, there’s always new works and artists to discover.”

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“I’ve been an admirer of Ethan Caflisch’s for a while. There’s a meditative sense of calm in this particular work, the thoughtful nuance of the linework and colors brings the narrative to its most essential elements. I love the balance, it's calming yet graphic.”
On Ethan Caflisch's spending the night in a different bed xl
“The immediacy of a joyful moment caught in time completely draws me in—and what’s even more dynamic is the strong geometry of the architecture, which frames and sets off the movement of the subjects so perfectly.”
On Jaimie Milner's Bradford Young
“For me, the depiction and celebration of everyday moments in this painting is quite powerful in its contrast. The graphic bold red demands the viewer to take notice of this daily life moment—I love how the painting is simultaneously serene but impactful.”
On Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck's Broad Beans I
“There’s a movie-like quality to this photograph—the strong sense of narrative, from the deliberate crop of the vintage décor to the strong angles of the shadows-captures the everyday corners of this locale so beautifully. This work makes you want to know more.”
On Gia Coppola's Dottie's Closet

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