More attention has been devoted to the design of apparel and automobiles than to any other objects. To celebrate this important link, The Petersen Automotive Museum and Phoenix Art Museum have collaborated on a new exhibit opening at the Petersen on Saturday, July 24, 2010.
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles will reach from the early 1900s to the height of the Art Deco era to examine the automobile’s influence on fashion, fashion’s influence on the automobile, and the joint and unexpected influences between both.
Cars from between 1913 and 1938 will be displayed with complementary clothing styles of the era to illustrate how each discipline has been shaped by ongoing innovation, changing tastes, and evolving trends. Fashion showcased will include designs by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Sophie Gimbel, Nina Ricci, Hattie Carnegie, and Jeanne Lanvin.
Together, they will reveal how style-conscious individuals embraced cars as fashion accessories and how they ultimately came to consider their vehicles to be additional layers of clothing that were as essential to proclaiming their financial and social status as their hats, gowns, and jewels.
Automobiles on exhibition include:
1913 Mercer Raceabout
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1926 Rolls-Royce Town Landaulet
1937 Jaguar SS-100
1934 LaSalle Series 350 Convertible Coupe
1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet
1937 Delage D8-120 Coupe Aerosport
1938 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Roadster
The automobile-inspired clothing drawn from Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion design collection will range from bulky but protective dusters, hats, gloves and other accoutrements created in the early days of the automobile to the stylish gowns, stoles, capes, dresses and ensembles that developed in the Art Deco period.
Women in Photography: Visual Disruptors 2020 – Mar 22
WEST HOLLYWOOD — March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than to inspire a community. Photographers, creatives, consultants of all genders are invited to Quixote Studios’ Women in Photography: Visual Disrupters event on Sunday, March 22.
American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles would like to invite you to join, support and celebrate women in the photography industry at their third annual Women In Photography event.
The panels will cover topics such as diversity within the industries, women’s advancement, work/life balance, the creative process, social media, mentorship, activism, challenges working women continue to face on set and beyond.
“This is a teaching moment! We are so honored to have two unique panels of successful women share their stories with us,” their announcement boasts.
The day will begin with a panel discussion, then a networking lunch break followed by a second panel discussion. Lunch will be provided.
Parking will be limited; the event suggests using a ride share service.
MODERATOR: Cecily Chambers
Clarissa Garrett (72 and Sunny), Kim Getty (Deutch), Ada Guerin (Los Angeles Magazine), Katie Hawkins (Quibi), Audrey Landreth (Apple), Rachael Lieberman Producer, Heidi Volpe (Patagonia)
MODERATOR: Monica Zaffarano
Sun 22nd Mar, 2020
$25 APA Members
$40 General Admission
$10 Students with Valid ID
‘Clueless’ Pop-Up Coming to WeHo to Celebrate Film’s 25th Anniversary
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — “As if” we needed another reason to stroll down memory lane! A new pop-up restaurant for the ’90s classic film “Clueless” is opening on Santa Monica Boulevard and it’s totally buggin’.
The pop-up, which is appropriately called “As If,” coincides with the film’s 25th anniversary and launches on March 31.
The restaurant will feature “Cher-able” drinks and snacks inspired by the film, along with set recreations and photos of the film’s most memorable scenes.
Tickets for the pop-up go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. for $35 each and include 90 minutes in the restaurant, an entree and a side. As If runs from March 31 – May 8, Tuesdays – Sundays at 7100 Santa Monica […]
WeHo Reads: Architects Who Built Southern California Opens Mar 6
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Join author Antonio Gonzalez for a free event, as he tells the stories of the people behind some of Southern California’s most iconic buildings.
In the early 1900s, the population of Southern California exploded, and the cities grew at such a rapid pace that builders could hardly keep up.
Among those who settled in the area were ten architects looking to make their marks on the world. Claud Beelman, a man who never received a college degree, would go on to design the Elks Lodge in Los Angeles.
Albert C. Martin, architect of Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater, founded a company that is still going strong more than one hundred years later, and Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California, was hired by William Randolph Hearst to design the Examiner Building.
Antonio Gonzalez has a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from San Jose State University. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, works in an architecture and fine arts library and has a blog where he post items related to architecture and his other interests (misterdangerous.wordpress.com).
In 2015, arts and historic preservation staff began a project of documenting all of the City’s designated historic properties.
This free exhibition shows a selection of photographs from the over 80 properties that were documented by West Hollywood photographer Tony Coelho, representing a wide array of architectural styles and associations with well-known architects and builders. These images celebrate West Hollywood – recognizing our past, present, and future.
When and Where:
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Community Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
- 7-8 pm: Reading and Architecture Presentation by Antonio Gonzalez
- 8-9 pm: Exhibition Reception with artists upstairs.
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