A+D Museum: Celebrate the Wearable
Posted on March 12, 2012
Photos Courtesy of A+D Museum, H. van Gorkum
I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this event. Seeing old friends and making some new ones made it a night to remember!
Press release below
For immediate release
A+D MUSEUM MERGES DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, FASHION & TECHNOLOGY FOR FASHION SHOW, AUCTION AND PARTY, TRIPLING ANNUAL FUNDRAISER ATTENDANCE
(Los Angeles, CA – March 12, 2012) The Architecture + Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrated its eleventh year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programming at its annual fundraiser on March 10th, tripling ticket sales and raising significantly more, through tickets and the one-of-a-kind auction items, compared to their last fundraiser.
Titled “CELEBRATE: The Wearable,” the evening featured a runway event with live and silent auction of 48 wearable artworks provided by top talent from the realms of architecture, design, fashion, graphic, product, industrial and the visual arts. The live auction portion of the evening was emceed by the vibrantly dressed duo of Los Angeles humorist/author Charles Phoenix and KCRW’s “DnA” host Frances Anderton.
“’CELEBRATE 2012: The Wearable’ surpassed our expectations! I applaud the architecture and design community for their tremendous talent and support. We just might have to do this again,” stated A+D Museum Executive Director Tibbie Dunbar.
The evening hosted over 600 people, including wearable creators Trina Turk, Steven Ehrlich, Fitzsu’s Su Sazama and Fitz, artist Chase, Gulla Jonsdottir, Suzanne Tick, Deborah Sussman and Paul Prejza, David Hertz, Mehrdad Yazdani, Eric Corey Freed, Louise Green, Erla Dogg Ingialdsdottir, Andre Miripolsky, Rebecca Niederlander, Alex Lamis (Robert A.M. Stern), Cameron McNall (Electroland) and more.
Architecture and design enthusiasts who attended included musician Moby, Sami Hayek, COSMIT CEO Carlo Guglielmi and GM Marco Sabetta of Saloni del Mobile in Milan, and Mark Stahl (owner of Stahl House, Case Study House #22. Board Member Cynthia Kanner attended and hosted several HBO executives, including Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming.
Los Angeles Artist Collective creatively projected museum images all evening, as well as a live feed of the runway show, onto the giant exterior walls of both the A+D Museum and the East-facing wall of the Petersen Museum, creating a neighborhood light show and place to view the runway for those who couldn’t squeeze into the room. Meanwhile, PAMA and IZZE served up A+D-themed cocktails alongside Scott Roeb’s beef and chicken sliders and vegetable skewers, while DJ Raul Campos rocked the house.
Sponsors for “CELEBRATE: THE WEARABLE” included HBO, Richard Frinier Collection, Room & Board, Mohawk Group, and Los Angeles Art Collective as Gold Patrons. Silver Patrons include All Coast Construction, Bentley Prince Street, Latitude 33, and Olson Visual. Our Bronze Patrons include CF Stinson, City National Bank, Davidson Painting, Designguide.com, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Escalante Architects, Fentress Architects, Gensler, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Matt Construction, J.H. Minassian, Billy Lehman & Dana Goodyear, SILESTONE by Cosentino, and Michael P. Johnson Fine Woods. James Perse Furniture Collection, Boffi and Sideshow Collectibles are our Special Patrons. Room & Board provided event design services and furnishings. Bang & Olufsen Pasadena provided their in-kind services. The bar was compliments of PAMA and IZZE. Sean James for Fred Segal Salon and No. 4 High Performance Hair Care provided for the runway hair styling, and Camille Clark / Aim Artists provided runway make up.
For additional information on the A+D Museum please visit www.aplusd.org or contact Sarah Lane at 323-932-9393.
LIST OF WEARABLE ARTISTS: www.aplusd.org/celebrate2012, or below.
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Architects & Designers
Karim Rashid – Architectural, Furniture and Fashion Designer
Jonathan Adler – Designer
BMW Group Designworks USA – Automotive and Product Designers
Neil Denari – Architect
Steven Ehrlich – Architect
Electroland – Installations & Exhibits Designers
Fitzsu – Modern Accessories Purveyor
Frederick Fisher – Architect
Eric Corey Freed – Architect
David Hertz – Architect
Gulla Jonsdottir – Restaurant and Hotel Designer
Eric Kahn – Architect
Karten:Design – Industrial Designer
Mia Lehrer – Landscape Architect
Marmol Radziner – Architects
Richard Meier – Architect
Dan Meis – Architect
Minarc – Architect
Predock Frane – Architects
Iris Anna Regn and Juliette Bellocq – Designers
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Sussman Prejza – Environmental Designers
Paola Tassara – Architect
Mehrdad Yazdani – Architect
John Baldessari for Gelila Couture
Wallace Chan – Jewelry Designer
Jean Charles de Castelbajac – Fashion Designer
Diana Eng – Fashion Designer
Trina Turk – Fashion Designer
Heather Goldberg / Shadowplay – Fashion Designer
Louise Green – Milliner
l.a. Eyeworks – Eyeglass Designers
Syuzi Pakchyan – Fashion Designer
Shadowplay – Jewelry Design
Stewart+Brown – Fashion Designer
Valerj Pobega – Fashion Designer
Chase – Artist
Andre Miripolsky – Artist
Elsa Mora – Artist
Rebecca Niederlander – Artist
Suzanne Tick – Artist