AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project
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This exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.
The exhibition features approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the “bumster” trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point “origami” frock coat are on view. McQueen’s fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.
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The Designer Tag Sale is an upscale interior designer yard/tag sale featuring over 30 of Los Angeles' top interior designers and stores/vendors. Features a book signing by Lulu Powers of her new top selling book "Lulu Powers from Food to Flowers” and mini-consultations and appraisals by designers including Rachel Winokur, Stephanie Visser, Erin Marie Fernandez, Alicia Garey, Elizabeth Bomberger, and Jessica Brende.
The designer tag sale also features: A silent auction, a raffle and entertainment including complimentary refreshments, light bites and DJ New Berlin. Gift bags are offered to the first 30 attendees including gift certificates, coupons, and other fun items. Any left-over designer inventory will be donated to a local charity.
Entry fee is $10. Cash only; designers will not have credit card capabilities.
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