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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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.

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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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Emphatics Film Series: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

Emphatics Film Series: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Emphatics Film Series: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato

Peter Greenaway's 1989 dark comedy/drama is the story of Albert Spica, an ill-mannered London gangster who takes control of a French restaurant. When his disgusted wife begins a not-so-secret affair with a restaurant patron, Spica plots revenge. Lauded for its cinematography and formalist film-making techniques, the film features lavish costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. 

Film tickets are $5 and include admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013

Please note: This film is rated NC-17 and contains nudity and difficult subject matter.

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Emphatics Film Series: Bill Cunningham New York
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Emphatics Film Series: Bill Cunningham New York

Emphatics Film Series: Bill Cunningham New York

Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato

In 2010 director Richard Press crafted this documentary of Bill Cunningham, photographer and mainstay of the New York fashion scene. In his signature blue jacket, Cunningham was both relentless and cheerful in his chronicling of the fashion world and his pioneering work snapping street style. His decades-long contribution to the New York Times is discussed through interviews with colleagues, friends, and subjects.

$5 film ticket includes admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. 

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Emphatics Film Series: Prêt-à-Porter
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Emphatics Film Series: Prêt-à-Porter

Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato

Robert Altman applied his familiar technique of overlapping and interwoven story lines to high fashion in this 1994 satire. Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) follows the lives of designers, model, journalists and celebrities in the hectic days of Paris Fashion Week. Noted for its many Hollywood and fashion industry cameos, the true highlights are the runway sequences, shot on location, using actual fashion shows.

Film ticket includes admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. Part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays. 

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Emphatics Public Lecture
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Emphatics Public Lecture

Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, will discuss Emphatics. From its beginnings as a fashion-forward hair salon to its development as an internationally recognized avant-garde boutique, she will describe the creative talents they fostered, and how this important archive formed. 

Every Wednesday, Museum general admission is free from 3pm-9pm. Lecture tickets are $5 and include admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. 

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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’. 

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Symposium and Reception
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Symposium and Reception

November 5, 2016 • Whiteman Hall
A panel of international speakers will share their experiences in working with and researhcing the most celebrated contempory avant-garde designers of the 20th & 21st century. From Curator and buyer to historian and hair stylist, our dynamic line-up of speakers will provide a range of unique insights about designers such as Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Issey Miyake and Claude Montana.

12:00 p.m.
Registration and exhibition preview.

1:00 p.m.
Welcome, Dennita Sewell, The Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, Phoenix Art Museum
1:15–3:30 p.m.
Karin Legato, Founder of Emphatics
Michele Sodi, CEO of Versace
Thierry Maxime Loriot, Curator - The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
Marco Pecorari, Program Director, MA Fashion Studies
Danilo, Celebrity and high fashion hair stylist
Anya Vasylenko, Brand Specialist for Issey Mikyake

3:30–6:00 p.m.
Catered reception in Great Hall.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Emphatics: Avant -Garde Fashion 1963-2013 exhibition prior to the symposium and during the reception.

Tickets
$60 general ticket, $20 student ticket
Purchase tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk or at www.arizonacostumeinstitute.org
Ticket price includes lectures, exhibition preview and reception. Seating is Limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be issued. Names will be held at the door.  
If you have any questions, please contact casey.christiansen@phxart.org or 602-271-2151

 Students w/ID $20 

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 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. 

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BOOK CLUB
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

BOOK CLUB

Join fellow ACI members in a lively discussion about fashion related books authored by many of our visiting speakers. 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.

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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

 

 

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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.  

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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.

 

 

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