|Art & Culture Educational Programs|
Retails' Night Out! :: Friday, May 3 :: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm :: 5th Street Arcades
Cinematheque :: Friday, May 10 :: 7:30 pm :: Cleveland Institute of Art
The Cleveland Institute of Art 's Cinematheque will host one of Fashion Week Cleveland's educational programs. The documentary film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel will be shown on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The film will be followed by an official after-party salon at L'Albatros Bistro in University Circle.
"The first thing to do, my love, is to arrange to be born in Paris. After that, everything follows quite naturally." Diana Vreeland arranged for herself to be born in Paris in 1902, at the end of the Belle Époque. The smart set waltzed through her parents' drawing room, and her life went uphill from there. DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is a marvelously entertaining look at the woman who was a fashion icon throughout most of the 20th century. As fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar, editor of American Vogue and consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, D.V. was a lifelong visionary. Told largely by Diana herself, in interviews with raconteur George Plimpton, the film incorporates reminiscences by fashion deities from the 60s and beyond. Loved by many, feared by more, Diana had an outsized personality and was known for her witty aphorisms. This movie is as gorgeous as one of her famous December issues. D.V. would have loved its pizzazz.
About Fashion Week Cleveland
Alpaca Initiative :: Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012 :: 6:45 pm
2012 :: Art & Culture Educational Program
In community partnership with Cleveland Museum of Art
Dressed -the movie
A triumphant film about an American fashion designer. Follow the career of designer Nary Manivong
from aspiring Ohio fashion designer to Cleveland Fashion Week to the runways of fashion week in New York.
in person. This exclusive showing of the documentary film Dressed will be followed by a special Q&A
Introduction by Smile Art Center.
Dressed -the movie :: New York's glamorous fashion industry is a far cry from the gritty streets of Columbus, Ohio.
Morley Lecture Hall
11150 East Boulevard
Dressed - the movie :: Film Narrative :: Unfolding against a backdrop of the Fashion Industry in New York, “Dressed” is the inspiring story of young clothing designer, Nary Manivong, who defied the odds amidst a broken childhood, homelessness and the fiercely competitive world of fashion to pursue his ultimate dream – a show of his collection at Fashion Week. Woven into Nary’s story is commentary from industry insiders about the realities and potential rewards in the fashion industry.
Yet even under the kind of pressures many adults find daunting, Nary remained focused and determined to become a fashion designer. He worked tirelessly sketching his designs and creating garments with scraps of fabric and a sewing machine given to him by people who believed in his quest. The film is a truly motivating story about one man’s journey to fulfill his dream and reach his ultimate goal of becoming a successful fashion designer in New York City. It’s a film about the trials and tribulations incurred and the perseverance and determination it takes to make it in the fashion industry. - Producer Maryanne Grisz
Film Appearances :: Woven into his story are interviews and commentary from industry experts such as Fern Mallis, Consultant and Creator of New York Fashion Week; Nanette Lepore, Designer; Mickey Boardman, Deputy Director of Paper Magazine; Lynn Yaeger, Legendary Fashion Writer; Mary Gehlhar, Author “The Fashion Designer’s Survival Guide”; George Furlan, Fashion Industry Consultant; Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons, The New School for Design; and Simon Doonan, Author and Ambassador-at-Large Barney’s; Robert Verdi, Celebrity Stylist; Margaret Hayes, President, The Fashion Group International and a special appearance by Alexandria Hilfiger.
The Influence of the Military on Fashion
Exhibits, Films, Industry Tours, Seminars, and Workshops
Fashion Week Cleveland is known as "the educational fashion week" and has become the most significant industry event between New York and Los Angeles. It this distinctive competancy that has the industry talking. In addition to traditional runway shows, the event incorporates exhibits, films, lectures, and workshops at Cleveland's leading cultural and educational institutions. The region's prominent museums and cultural organizations join Fashion Week Cleveland in building awareness and support for our city's rich past and promising future. They recognize that our city is one of museums and educational institutions on a great lake.
This year's theme is The Influence of the Military on Fashion. The vast selection of learning opportunities include a seminar and display covering the form and function of space suits by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center, Ursuline College's historical presentation on the influence of the military on fashion, the International Women's Air & Space Museum discussion on Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in WWII, and a special appearance by Cleveland architect and Tuskegee Airman Arthur Saunders.
The Influence of the Military on Fashion
12:15 pm :: United States Air Force :: Honor Guard Appearance
12:30 pm :: The Influence of the Military on Fashion :: Dr. Constance Korosec, Professor and Chair, Ursuline College
1:15 pm :: Out of this World Fashion; Flight Suits & Space Suits
2:45 pm :: WASPs in WWII :: Toni Mullee, Executive Director, International Women's Air & Space Museum :: WASPs
3:30 pm :: Under the Cover: Quilts from the Society's Collection
Dean Zimmerman, Chief Curator, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing :: Western Reserve Historical Society
Dr. Donald Shingler has created "the nation's third largest fashion week after New York and Los Angeles," according to Women's Wear Daily. Quite an accomplishment in just four years. The 10 days of events in Fashion Week Cleveland 2009 include three major runway events at Flats night club Metropolis, the Nautica Queen cruise ship and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, plus another dozen or so educational programs in collaboration with NASA, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Hard Rock Cafe, Intermuseum Conservation Association, and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
Watch this video, with cameos by models Jessica Schmidt & Monika Lange, plus unclothed Artistic Director Angela Ilg and fashion designer Marquita bringing a little glamour to Public Square, much to the delight of tourist passersby.