Walking with the Muses
Sep
14
11:30 am11:30

Walking with the Muses

2nd Wednesday
September 14
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Lecture, Whiteman Hall

Renowned model Pat Cleveland presents thrilling tales from her life in fashion-full of glamour, adventure and romance-as told in her new memoir. 

Book signing to follow 

 Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It
Oct
12
11:30 am11:30

Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It

2nd Wednesday
October 12  
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 Lecture, Whiteman Hall 

Visionary designer Bonnie Cashin created fashions for modern, free-spirited women “on-the-go” – much like herself. While many of her fashion “first” and 1960s “it bags” for Coach were revolutionary, they have since become classics. Stephanie Lake – author, curator and Cashin archivist – will present her book on the designer’s life and work. 

Book signing to follow. 

The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Nov
9
11:30 am11:30

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

2nd Wednesday
November 9
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Lecture, Whiteman Hall

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie Benjamin, presents her latest historical novel centered on the “fashionable and scandalous” friendship of Babe Paley, Truman Capote, and his circle of ‘swans’. 


BLACK CAT VINTAGE
May
11
11:00 am11:00

BLACK CAT VINTAGE

May 11

2nd Wednesday

Claudine Villardito, owner of Black Cat Vintage, shares her insights on the importance of preserving vintage fashion. The lecture will be followed by a tour of her archive and studio that houses her collection of over 3,000 pieces.

111 W Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

 

 

The Arizona Costume Institute Second Wednesday Luncheon Series is generously sponsored by

Fashion Perspectives
Apr
13
11:30 am11:30

Fashion Perspectives

April 13

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

Fashion Perspectives

Featuring news from inside the Museum and around the world, Curator of Fashion Design,  Dennita Sewell shares information about the world of fashion.  The lecture is preceded by the Annual General Meeting and Election of ACI board of directors.  All those attending the luncheon will receive a special goodie bag.  

Badgley Mischka: American Glamour
Mar
9
11:30 am11:30

Badgley Mischka: American Glamour

March 9

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

 

Badgley Mischka: American Glamour

March Badgley and James Mischka joined forces in 1988. By the time Winona Ryder walked the Red Carpet at the 1996 Academy Awards in their bead encrusted gown, the duo became synonymous with elegant and luxurious evening gowns.  A conversation with the designers reveals their point of view of American Glamour.

Book signing to follow.

 

 

 The Looks of Love
Feb
10
11:30 am11:30

The Looks of Love

February 10

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

 The Looks of Love

Drawing from his newly released book, The Looks of LoveFounding Editor of In Style magazine, Hal Rubenstein explores influential moments of lasting sensual style from the 1920s to today. showcases seminal moments in television and film, on the runway and red carpet, and in social media that have changed the way we look at love, fashion, passion, romance, marriage, beauty, and style.

Book signing to follow.

Hijacking the Runway
Jan
13
11:30 am11:30

Hijacking the Runway

January 13

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

 Hijacking the Runway

Veteran Wall Street Journal reporter, Teri Agins shares her insights from her book that chronicles how celebrity has inundated the world of fashion, realigning the forces that drive both the styles we covet and the bottom lines of the biggest names in luxury apparel.

Book signing to follow


Elsa Schiaparelli
Nov
11
11:30 am11:30

Elsa Schiaparelli

November 11

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

Elsa Schiaparelli

Presidential National Humanities Medal winning author, Meryle Secrest, shares her insights into the private life and public success of Italian born fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli.  “Dare to be different,” Schiaparelli advised women, and she lived it to the height. Book signing to follow.

Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic
Oct
14
11:30 am11:30

Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic

October 14 

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 Lecture, Whiteman Hall

2nd Wednesday

Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic 

Consulting fashion expert Laura Helms shares her insights into the creative world of Thea Porter, the bohemian look to London catwalks and became favorites of stylish women everywhere. Book signing to follow.

Backstage at Saks & Cocktails at Crush
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Backstage at Saks & Cocktails at Crush

4:30 pm Check-in & Reception
5:00 pm Program Starts

Join us for behind the scenes insider styling tips to fashion and beauty. Learn how to transform a complete runway look into reality at Saks 5th Avenue’s 10022 shoe department. Check in begins at 4:30 pm during which time sparkling wine and Perrier will be served. Ten percent of your Saks purchases, up to $1,000 per person, will be donated to ACI. Following this fun and informative presentation, the festivities continue next door at Christopher’s Crush for a private cocktail party where you can catch up with friends and make new ones. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Tickets   $50

Purchase tickets below - they will be available for pick up at the check in table located near the escalator by the shoe department at Saks and will be used as your drink ticket at Crush.  

Limited Seating

Tickets for this event must be purchased separately from season tickets.

Fashion Perspectives
Apr
8
11:30 am11:30

Fashion Perspectives

Featuring the news from inside the Museum and around the world, Curator of the Fashion Design Department, Dennita Sewell, shares her point of view on fashion. Election of ACI Board of Directors.

All those attending the luncheon will receive a special goodie bag.

ROXANNE LOWIT PHOTOGRAPHS YVES SAINT LAURENT
Mar
11
11:30 am11:30

ROXANNE LOWIT PHOTOGRAPHS YVES SAINT LAURENT

Fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit is as much a celebrity as the people she photographs. In her new book, she presents a pictorial history of the great couturier Yves Saint Laurent.  Through the eye of her lens we see intimate views of life backstage at his shows and surrounded by models on the catwalk.  With a foreword by Pierre Berge and contributors including Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Paloma Picasso and Pat Cleveland among others, the book and her insightful lecture will provide a glimpse into this fashion legend.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

$33 for Luncheon.  $28 for ACI Member Luncheon. Lecture Only included with General Admission.

 

A Century of Modern Manicure
Sep
10
1:00 pm13:00

A Century of Modern Manicure

Join us as Suzanne Shapiro, the Author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure will be giving a talk about who/how/why/when/where manicures became a beauty trend.