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Luxury Textiles East and West - LACMA
This 3 part exhibit "highlights more than 75 outstanding objects that demonstrate the role textiles play in relation to ceremonial occasions, public and private spaces, and social identity. Dating from the 14th century through the 20th century, and originating from Europe, Asia, and North America".
Some pictures of the exhibit are on their web. Also check their photo gallery for more.
Upcoming exhibit at LACMA: Images of Fashion from the Court of Louis XIV - March 12-June26, 2005
The Lanterman Ragtime Tea Dance
An elegant afternoon of tea, music and dancing in the ballroom of historic Lanterman House in La Canada/Flintridge. Dance the one step, waltz and tango to the music of Ian Whitcomb, Dean Mora, Sheila Murphy-Nelson and the boys
Loscon Masquerade - Thanksgiving Weekend - Programming schedule now posted
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, in association with the Costume Designers Guild, presents a wonderful exhibit and lecture series. 50 costumes from movies of the last 5 years have been selected to showcase the designer. Included will be the character sketch and photographs and swatches. Movies represented include Spider-Man, Austin Powers, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix II, Elf, Shaft, 102 Dalmatians, Legally Blond 2, The Last Samurai, Gladiator, Frida, and more.
"This four-week seminar will offer a detailed look at the costume design process from the perspective of motion picture costume designers themselves. Each session will feature film clips and open discussion between audience and guests (subject to availability). During this program a renowned line up of costume designers will discuss their approach toward designing for particular motion picture genres." Each Tuesday is different topic: Period Costumes, Comedy or Fantasy Costumes, Contemporary Costumes, Science Fiction or Horror Costumes.
Saundra Ros Altman teaching Historic Reproduction Clothing Workshops. Each workshop includes an illustrated lecture, reproduction samples of the clothing to be made, kits with which to make the clothing. The workshops are in conjunction with the Boosters of Old Town at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
There are 4 different workshops on men's and women's clothing
Upcoming Convention for LOTR - RingCon
Lots of Lord of the Rings fun... and lots of LOTR Costume too. Judy and I will be special guests this year. We have all kinds of great stuff planned. Come up and play with us.
Official website: http://www.ringcon.com . They have on line registration. October 29, 30, 31, 2004 Double Tree Hotel, Sea-Tac, Washington.
Seattle is a bit out of the way for Los Angeles but if you're into LOTR Costume it's going to be a great weekend. More info here.
Here's a chance for a wonderful evening of dance and costume. It's in Hollywood this year. Amazing costumes.
Live Barbra Streisand Auction
Julien Entertaiment present a live auction on Saturday, July 5th, 2004. Over 400 “collector and museum quality” items from the career of Barbra Streisand will be offered. All proceeds will go to humanitarian and environmental causes supported by the artist’s philanthropic work through The Streisand Foundation.
Full press release is at: http://www.julienentertainment.com/ . There are pre-auction exhibits in New York, London and Los Angeles. The LA exhibit is at Astra West in the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California May 31 to June 4. Color exhibit book is available.
See photos of the auction pieces on e-bay
Top to Bottom: Women's Fashions from 1890 to 1950
Exhibit showcasing" the different styles and shapes women's clothing undertook over six historical decades. Additionally, this exhibit looks into how economic, cultural and social changes affected what women wore. These breathtaking fashions are on loan from the Theodore Gonzales collection."
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a sizable group of costumes from the "Ballets Russes (Russian Ballet). Featured in this exhibition are thirty spectacular couture costumes created for opera singer Ganna Walska by the renowned fashion and graphic designer Erté. Twenty two ballet costumes designed by such artists as Henri Matisse, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay, and Léon Bakst will also be presented. .... All the costumes and graphics, done during the late teens and 20s, are reflective of the period’s fascination with things “Oriental”—the fantasy, luxury, opulence, and exoticism Europeans found in the culture and arts from such distant lands as Persia, Russia, and China."
AlterYears Moving Sale
The building that AlterYears is currently in will be torn down. They're having a 40% off moving sale right now. Drop by and get some great deals.
The Leading Ladies of Hollywood Sale
The Collections of Edith Head, Phyllis Diller and Lorna Luft
SALE DATES: March 26th thru APRIL 4th
HOLLYWOOD – A Collection of Edith Head’s costumes and original sketches designed for Hollywood’s greatest stars of the Golden Era will be sold in conjunction with the collections of Phyllis Diller and Lorna Luft on www.JulienEntertainment.com. JulienEntertainment.com is proud to present this unparalleled collection of memorabilia from three Hollywood legends. The sale showcases close to 500 items to be sold without reserve.
Famed comedian Phyllis Diller is personally offering over 150 items which showcase her signature style and celebrate her 50 years in show business. Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft, is sharing a group of over 40 costumes created for the Emmy award winning television special “Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.” The special won an unprecedented five Emmy awards, including Judy Davis’ Emmy for her portrayal of Judy Garland in this special.
The sale will also included more than 300 pieces from Edith Head’s personal collection, which she gave to her friend and colleague June Van Dyke, and have remained in the Van Dyke family until this time.
See the rest of the press release at: http://www.julienentertainment.com/Auctions/Garland/Press/ladies_press.htm
There's lot to explore on the e-bay auction.
Korean Costume Exhibit at the Pacific Asian Museum
"The year 2003 marks the centennial of Korean immigration to the United States. To celebrate this important anniversary, Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a major exhibition of Korean costumes, from the National Folk Museum of Korea. Korean Costumes through the Ages will be the first exhibition of its kind in Southern California to trace the development of Korean dress, or hanbok, from the Three Kingdoms Period (1st century BC- AD 668) to the modern period."
Costume Gather - 2004
|LA Costume Gather - 2004|
|Into the West|
Two nights of Tolkien inspired fun and costume events held at the Hollywood Athletic Club. February 28 and 29, 2004. (Yes, this is what the Costume Gather folks are doing in the evening.) Head to http://www.intothewest.net for separate tickets for both events. Dress suggestions for both events are listed <here>.
|Saturday night "Hall of Fire" is an evening of Tolkien inspired
entrainment. Tickets $20|
|Sunday night is an Oscar Watching party. (This was created by various groups after the TORn party sold out so quickly.. Tickets, which include dinner and parking are $60.|
The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild has just announced Costume Academy, a one day, multi-workshop event on Sunday, March 14th in Berkeley, Calif.. Basically, there are three time slots with three classes in each -- you take one class per time slot, so a total of three classes in one day.
The class topics include pattern drafting and draping, trimming (buttons, embroidery and ribbon flowers), hair pieces and ear prosthetics, Victorian practical and decorative pleating, and an overview on 18th c. quilted petticoats.
Should be excesses of fun -- cost is $45 members (inc. ICG members)/$50 non-members. Lots more info, include sign-up info, is available at: