ACI Second Wednesday Lunch and Lecture
Nov
13
11:30 AM11:30

ACI Second Wednesday Lunch and Lecture

Explore the fascinating history of fashion one day at a time as historian, curator, and journalist Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell presents her new book, Worn On This Day: The Clothes That Made History. Beginning on January 1st (with a pair of New Year's outfits from the Phoenix Art Museum's collection) and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries and continents. Chrisman-Campbell offers capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, sports uniforms, coronation robes, and armor. In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.

RSVP HERE.

ACI Member Ticket Price: $35
Non-Member Ticket Price: $45 - Not a member? Join here*

*Requires Phoenix Art Museum Membership

Image: Book cover, Worn On This Day: The Clothes That Made History (Running Press)

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Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon

As Phoenix’s premier holiday event, the luncheon has featured internationally recognized fashion icons such as famed milliner Stephen Jones, and costume designer Patricia Field. This year, ACI is honored to welcome Tonne Goodman, author of Point of View, and former Vogue fashion editor, as the 2019 Holiday Luncheon guest speaker.

Enjoy an elegant afternoon that begins with a champagne reception and style focused raffle, followed by lunch and a presentation by the guest speaker.

Additional event details on the Holiday Luncheon event page.

Purchase tickets, centerpieces and raffle tickets online now!

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ACI Book Club
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

ACI Book Club

The ACI Book Club is open to all ACI members with an interest in exploring the world of fashion literature. The first book for the 2019-2020 season is The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane von Furstenberg.

Diane von Furstenberg started with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be—in her words, “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills.” She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family, maintaining that “my children are my greatest creation.”  

The ACI Book Club meets in the Lemon Art Research Library at Phoenix Art Museum. Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 21 at support-aci@phxart.org.

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Cocktails and Fashion Conversation
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails and Fashion Conversation

Join us for our newest program “Cocktail and Fashion Conversation.” This month’s topic is The Psychology of Fashion with speaker Laura Madden and Amy Videan.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”  We all want to feel good, look good. And we want others to think we look good too! Our clothing is a powerful tool and our clothing choices can lift us up or drag us down. Join us for an insightful and inspiring fashion conversation on how we can employ our fashion choices to our advantage.  The presenters are Laura Madden, Sustainable Fashion Influencer, Artist, Stylist, Model, and Amy Videan, with over 25 years in the fashion industry as a Merchant & Buyer, Art Director, Fashion Show Producer and Marketing Director for Capriccio, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.  

Mix and mingle over delicious appetizers and cocktails with a no-host bar and enjoy an exciting fashion conversation with a discussion on the Psychology of Fashion.

RSVP HERE.

ACI Member Ticket Price: $35

Non-Member Ticket Price: $45 - Not a member yet? Join here.*

*Require Phoenix Art Museum Membership

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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco A Film by James Crump
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco A Film by James Crump

October 5, 2019 and October 20, 2019 at 1pm

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is a time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time. A native of Puerto Rico and raised in The Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who, beginning in the 1960s, brought elements of the urban street to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity. Counted among Antonio’s discoveries—muses of the period—were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, and Jerry Hall, as well as Warhol Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D’Arbanville. Antonio’s inner circle was also comprised of his romantic and creative partner, Juan Ramos, makeup artist Corey Tippin, photographer Bill Cunningham, and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent. All these characters and more come together to create a vivid portrait of Antonio Lopez and the revolutionary fashion world he helped create.

(James Crump / 2017 / 95 Minutes / USA / English / Not Rated)

Included with general admission.

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Artist Fashion Illustration Workshop with Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Fashion Illustration Workshop with Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco

Have you ever wondered how a fashion illustration happens? Here’s your opportunity to explore how it’s done. In this fast-paced setting, you will draw from a live fashion model wearing different “looks”, demonstrating how Antonio Lopez worked in his own studio. Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco will lead you through the process of transforming the live model into an elongated, stylized fashion sketch. A handout will be provided to help you understand the “roadmap” of the figure.

Follow Tedeschi-Cuoco’s demos and the illustration on your handout, to create your own quick fashion illustrations from the model. All art supplies will be provided by the Museum, so just bring your passion for fashion and be ready to have fun!

Workshop is open to all skill levels, no prior experience needed, for ages 16 years and up.

RSVP here.
ACI Member Ticket Price: $40
Non-Member Ticket Price: $45 - Not a member yet? Join here.*

*Require Phoenix Art Museum Membership

Image Courtesy of Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco.

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Antonio: The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration Exhibition Opening
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Antonio: The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration Exhibition Opening

Join ACI for an exclusive preview of the Antonio Lopez exhibition before it opens to the public. Featuring more than 60 original drawings, photographs and magazines, Antonio Lopez  is a multi-media installation of ANTONIO, the signature that represented the collaborative work of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos. The exhibition highlights their editorial and commercial work from the 1960s through the 1980s for fashion magazines as well as drawings from the 1985 book Antonio’s Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Open to ACI Members and a guest. RSVP today.
Not a member? Join here*

*Require Phoenix Art Museum Membership

Image: Antonio Lopez, Fashion Study, American Vogue Seminar, Pat Cleveland:Amina Warsuma, c. 1972. Pentel and cello-tak on paper. © The Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos

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Flora Opening Reception
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Flora Opening Reception

Arizona Costume Institute invites its Members to an exclusive exhibition viewing of Flora on Tuesday, April 16, featuring remarks by Dennita Sewell, Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design. 

DETAILS
Tuesday, April 16
Phoenix Art Museum

Registration | 5:30 pm

Reception | 6 pm

Introduction | 7 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and no-host cash bar.
RSVP by Thursday, April 11, to 602.307.2011.

Exhibition openings are a benefit of ACI membership.

Image Credit: Marc Jacobs, Coat and Pair of Boots, 2002. Leather with silk floss embroidery. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Arizona Costume Institute and Ardie and Steve Evans.

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A LA RUSSE: Russian Fashion’s Influence on the West
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

A LA RUSSE: Russian Fashion’s Influence on the West

On Wednesday, April 10, Ksenia Trushina, a Fulbright Scholar from Lomonosov Moscow University, will discuss Russian fashion for Arizona Costume Institute’s Second Wednesday Luncheon and Lecture.

DETAILS
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon | 11:30 am
Presentation | 12:30 pm

Last day to purchase luncheon tickets is Friday, April 5.

Lecture is included with general admission to Phoenix Art Museum.

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Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture
Mar
13
11:30 AM11:30

Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture

From Archive to Auction

Presented by Timothy Long, Director, Senior Specialist of Couture and Luxury Accessories, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

What are clothes worth? When does what we wear become art, worthy of auction, or worthless? For twenty years, Timothy Long served as a curator of fashion in museums in the US and UK, including the Chicago History Museum and more recently at the Museum of London.

As curator, Long developed annual fashion exhibitions and projects using the museums’ collections of historic clothing and accessories. At the end of 2018, Long left the museum industry to become Director of Couture & Luxury Accessories at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, where he travels throughout the US seeking vintage fashion, couture and accessories for the auction market.

Join Long as he discusses his career in museums and his transition into the resale market of vintage fashion.

DETAILS
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon | 11:30 am
Presentation | 12:30 pm

Luncheon ticket sales end on Wednesday, March 6, at 5 pm.

Lecture is included with general admission to Phoenix Art Museum.

Image: Charles Frederick Worth, Bodice for evening dress, c. 1885. Silk brocade, silk satin and cotton lace. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift in memory of Jean C. Hildreth from her friends, family and the Arizona Costume Institute.

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ACI Second Wednesday Luncheon & Lecture
Feb
13
11:30 AM11:30

ACI Second Wednesday Luncheon & Lecture

A Sustainable Fashion Identity

What stories do your clothes have to tell? On February 13, Jessica Shroyer of The Sustainability Consortium at Arizona State University, will present A Sustainable Fashion Identity. Shroyer will explore clothing and how fashion may be the most important way many people communicate their identity to the world, but viewing fashion through the lens of sustainability questions the identity of the clothes themselves.

Understanding where clothing comes from enriches the stories we tell through the fashion choices we make, and creates a deeper ritual of use and reuse.

DETAILS
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon | 11:30 am
Presentation | 12:30 pm

Luncheon ticket sales close on Wednesday, February 6 at 5 pm.

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Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon featuring Stephen Jones
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon featuring Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones Autumn Winter 2017, ‘Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter’ collection. Courtesy of Stephen Jones Millinery.

Stephen Jones Autumn Winter 2017, ‘Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter’ collection. Courtesy of Stephen Jones Millinery.

The ACI Holiday Luncheon will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11 am at Phoenix Art Museum.

Queue the drum roll: the 2018 Holiday Luncheon speaker is Stephen Jones! Mr. Jones is one of the finest milliners of our time. Since the early 1980’s, Stephen Jones has collaborated with designers from Vivienne Westwood to Claude Montana. Currently collaborating with Thom Browne and Christian Dior, Jones’ hats have been and continue to be an integral component in some of the most memorable runway spectacles of the past quarter-century. You may have spotted his creations at this year’s Royal wedding, on view in exhibitions at The Met, or donning the heads of his celebrity clientele.

For additional questions, please contact support-aci@phxart.org

The 2018 ACI Holiday Luncheon is presented by To Be Continued.

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Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture
Nov
14
11:30 AM11:30

Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture

Women in Fashion: More than Just Pretty Faces  

Booth Moore, Style and Fashion News Director, The Hollywood Reporter

Drawing from her book American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row, Booth Moore Style and Fashion News Director of the Hollywood reporter, leads a discussion of the powerful women who got fashion week off the ground. Decades before feminist T-shirts were coming down the runways, trailblazing women from fashion’s first publicist Eleanor Lambert to first lady Eleanor Roosevelt were helping to shape the industry. Through designer interviews, exclusive photos and her own experience on the front row, Moore brings Fashion Week and it’s origins to life.

DETAILS
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon - 11:30am
Presentation - 12:30pm

Book signing to follow.

Ticket sales close on Wednesday, November 7 at 5 pm.

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Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture
Oct
10
11:30 AM11:30

Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon & Lecture

Anna Piaggi: Creativity and Passion in Fashion and Beyond Fashion

Stephano Piaggi, President of Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi

Journalist and fashion writer, muse to designers and fashion enthusiasts, Anna Piaggi was a fashion icon and collector of garments from all eras known for her unique style. From 1961 to 1968 she was fashion editor for Arianna magazine then from the late 60s became contributing editor to Vogue Italia. Stefano Piaggi, President of Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi and nephew of the famous fashion editor will present a slide lecture about her life and style with film clips from the recently released documentary, Anna Piaggi: Una Visionaria Nella Moda.

DETAILS
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon - 11:30am
Presentation - 12:30pm

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You Glow Girl at Neiman Marcus
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

You Glow Girl at Neiman Marcus

Join Arizona Costume Institute at Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square for You Glow Girl, an interactive beauty masterclass hosted by Tom Ford experts with insight into new Fall product launches.

DETAILS
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square
6900 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Morning Session - 11 am
Afternoon Session - 2 pm

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Annual Meeting
Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Meeting

Featuring news from inside the Museum and around the world, Dennita Sewell, The Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design shares information about the world of fashion. The lecture is preceded by the Annual General Meeting and announcement of ACI board of directors. 

  • Ticketed Buffet - 11:30 a.m.
  • Annual Meeting- 12:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Great Hall  & Whiteman Hall at Phoenix Art Museum

*Tickets are no longer available to purchase for the luncheon

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Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Benefactors Event

Billie Jo Herberger invites Arizona Costume Institute Benefactors to a tour of the new fashion studio at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with special guest Zang Toi.

Tempe Center Fashion Studio  (address and map to follow)

  • 1:00 pm arrivals and reception
  • 1:30 pm remarks by Dean Steven Tepper and Dr. Joanna Grabski, Director and Professor, School of Art
  • 1:45 pm presentations by students in Fashion Construction II let by Galina Mihaleva, Visiting Professor, Fashion
  • 2:30 pm Zang Toi and Dennita Sewell in conversation
  • 3:00 pm open studio
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Exclusive Exhibition Preview Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Exclusive Exhibition Preview Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

DETAILS
5:30 pm: Reception
6:00 pm: Remarks
6:15 pm: Exhibition Premieres

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Art Museum invites Arizona Costume Institute and Circles of Support members to join Amada Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, for a preview of Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live entertainment and special remarks from Mark Wilson, Chief Curator of the Groninger Museum, and Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design.

Be the first to experience this innovative collection. Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, February 15, 2018 to 602-257-2115 or circles@phxart.org.

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Conceptual by Design: Dutch Fashion in Context Adam Nocek and Stacey Moran
Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

Conceptual by Design: Dutch Fashion in Context Adam Nocek and Stacey Moran

Join us for an exciting program about Dutch design. Speakers, Adam Nocek and Stacey Moran will address the various ways in which Dutch fashion is historically and culturally situated within a broader context of conceptual design in the Netherlands. Nocek and Moran pay special attention to the work of Iris van Herpen and explore how she rejuvenates craftsmanship through innovative materials and technologies. This event is a timely presentation with the debut of Iris van Herpen's solo exhibition opening at Phoenix Art Museum on February 24, 2018.

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Galina Mihaleva, Visiting Professor of Fashion Design, Arizona State University
Jan
10
11:30 AM11:30

Galina Mihaleva, Visiting Professor of Fashion Design, Arizona State University

Fashion and Textile Design: Innovative Approach for a Better Future
Designers today are working directly with natural green materials to develop and modify new techniques to grow textiles and make apparel. From recycled polyester to textiles grown from Kombucha, sustainable applications and processes from alternative materials found in nature are being used for textile and fashion design.  Mihaleva has shown her wearable technology designs at international competitions and established the sustainable textiles lab at Nanyaung Technological University in Singapore. 

DETAILS
Wednesday, January 10
Phoenix Art Museum
Luncheon - 11:30am
Presentation - 12:30pm

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Saks Fifth Avenue with Stephanie Kantis
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Saks Fifth Avenue with Stephanie Kantis

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE INVITES YOU TO MEET STEPHANIE KANTIS AND VIEW HER FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION

DATE & TIME
Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8

LOCATION
Saks Fifth Avenue
2446 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Saks Phoenix is proud to donate 10% of sales to Arizona Costume Institute.*
*10% of Stephanie Kantis sales from December 7 to December 8 up to $2,000. No RSVP is required. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your continued support of Arizona Costume Institute. 

 

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November Event with Author, Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

November Event with Author, Lisa Immordino Vreeland

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Please join ACI and celebrated Author, Lisa Immordino Vreeland for our November 8, Second Wednesday Event. Lisa will be discussing her new book, Love, Cecil.  The book offers an evocative portrait of this talented whirlwind whose creative work captured many facets of the 20th century. Using photography, drawings, letters, and scrapbooks by Beaton and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from his sparkling diaries and other writings, Immordino Vreeland brings his spirit to life in a way that no previous book has been able to do.

About the author: Lisa Immordino Vreeland is the author of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. Her popular and innovative documentaries on Vreeland, which the Hollywood Reporter called a "vivid, delicious trip," and Peggy Guggenheim have reached wide audiences. Previously a fashion entrepreneur, Immordino Vreeland was born in Milan and lives in New York City

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Jimmy Choo
Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

Jimmy Choo

We invite you to discover the Cruise 2018 Collection
In association with Phoenix Art Museum
Supporting Arizona Costume Institute

Jimmy Choo
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona

RSVP at staci.choate@jimmychoo.com
480.947.2067

*This event is open to friends and family of ACI members. Please mention ACI while shopping.

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Gallery Tour
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Gallery Tour

We invite you to an exclusive gallery tour of Phoenix Art Museum's lauded fashion exhibition, A Tribute to James Galanos, led by the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, Dennita Sewell.

LOCATION
Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery

Please RSVP to Natalie Kaan at natkaan@yahoo.com

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Second Wednesday with Evelyn Ford
Sep
13
11:30 AM11:30

Second Wednesday with Evelyn Ford

Valley shoe designer shares her story and process of leaving corporate life to pursue creating the world's most comfortable designer heels. Evelyn Schikling, founder of Evelyn Ford Luxury will discuss her design training  in Milan at Ars Sutoria, collaborations with Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU and Mattia Brunello, Production Manager for brands including Oscar de la Renta and Marchesa.

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Arizona Fashion Industry
Mar
8
11:30 AM11:30

Arizona Fashion Industry

Margaret Merritt, principal of Margarett Meritt Productions, has had a successful career across fashion as a talent & model agent, public relations director and fashion show production leads a conversation with Kelly Mittendorf, Arizona born model known for her work with fashion and beauty brands like Prada, Kate Spade and NARS Cosmetics and Terri Camberlango, Owner of The Agency Arizona, the state’s premier talent agency  for  modeling and acting.  Setting high standards for success, these women will share their journey working in the fashion industry. 

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Book Club, “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster” by Dana Thomas
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Book Club, “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster” by Dana Thomas

Join fellow ACI members in a lively discussion about fashion related books authored by many of our visiting speakers. For this book club, we will be discussing Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster by Dana Thomas

The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month in the conference room of the administration building at Phoenix Art Museum. If you have any questions about the book club, please contact Terri Haston at thaston1@msn.com.

10AM, Conference Room, Phoenix Art Museum

 

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Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference
Feb
8
11:30 AM11:30

Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference

Author Rose Apodaca, tells the story of an American fashion icon Fred Hayman who under the landmark yellow striped awnings of Giorgio Beverly Hills, created one of Rodeo Drive’s top shopping attractions. For over a dozen years he was the official fashion coordinator for the Academy Awards and helped shaped Hollywood style. 

Book signing to follow.

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