Costume Council Chair Carolyn Wagner
Los Angeles, CA- Last week the Costume Council of LACMA presented “That California Look| Mid-Century Fashion Magic" with Curator Kaye D. Spilker" as part of Pacific Standard Time, Southern California's six month-long arts initiative. More than 250 illustrious guests, including artist Joan Quinn, fashion journalist Rose Apodaca, handbag designer Raven Kauffman, Esther Ginsberg of Golyester, retro historian Charles Phoenix, milliner Louise Green, fashion designer Galina Sobolev, journalist Booth Moore of the LA Times and Costume Council Board members: Ellen Levy-Sarnoff and Greer Saunders, Co-Program Chairs for the event -- Joni Smith, Betty Leonard, Cindy Canzoneri, Cheryl Van Tassel and Elizabeth Matthews, were in attendance and decked out in vintage mid-century finery.
Trina Turk and Kaye D. Spilker
To begin the program, Costume & textiles Curator Sharon Takeda introduced the event and relayed that recent Costume & Textiles exhibition “Fashioning Fashion," will be traveling to Berlin and Paris beginning in April 2012. Next, Costume Council Chair Carolyn Wagner spoke about exciting upcoming Costume Council programs and thanked Costume Council Board Members: Ellen Levy-Sarnoff, Greer Saunders, Cheryl Van Tassel, Sue Jarvie, Dori Schneider, Toni Yamin and Elizabeth Matthews for their efforts to make the program happen. Guests were then presented with a surprise treat when Carolyn Wagner introduced fashion designer Trina Turk who shared her favorite designs of the mid-century period. Trina Turk is one of the LuxLady's all-time favorite designers!
Carin von Berg and Elizabeth Matthews Judy Chang and Galina Sobolev
Photography by Andreas Branch for Patrick Mcmullan
For more information about The Costume Council of LACMA go to http://www.lacma.org/costume-council