Hermosa Inn announces Conversations in Fashion calendar

After launching this series earlier in the year with designers Badgley Mischka, the boutique resort The Hermosa Inn announces the continuation of Conversations in Fashion series.

Hermosa InnThis series was created in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arizona Costume Institute and features design-focused cocktail hours, book signings and intimate Q&A’s with the top names in fashion.

The new series, one of several initiatives The Hermosa Inn has revealed during their 80th anniversary year, complements their award-winning artist in residence program.

“With high profile celebrities, authors and artists already joining us for our Artist in Residence dinner series, adding the aspect of fashion through a partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum seemed like a natural fit for our programming and something our guests would enjoy,” said the Inn’s Director of Cultural Arts Pam Swartz, in a press release.

Each event is from 5 to 7 p.m., and costs $40 per person. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included.

The lineup for the 2016-17 series is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • Pat Cleveland, supermodel and author of Walking with the Muses
    • Pat Cleveland is an American supermodel that The New York Times society chronicler Bill Cunningham calls “The Supermodel” and Vogue veteran Andre Leon Talley calls “the all-time superstar model,” and “the most extraordinary black model of the century.”  She will present thrilling tales from her five decades in fashion, full of glamour, adventure, and romance as told in her newly released unforgettable memoire, Walking with the Muses. Book signing to follow.

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Stephanie Lake, designer and author of Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It
    • Author, curator, and Cashin archivist, Stephanie Lake will present her book Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It on the life and work of visionary designer Bonnie Cashin, who created fashions for modern, free-spirited women “on-the-go.”  While many of her fashion “firsts” and 1960s “it bags” for Coach were revolutionary, they have since become classics. Book signing to follow.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

  • The Hilton Brothers, Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg
    • The Hilton Brothers, comprised of Christopher Makos (a long term photographic cohort of Andy Warhol) and Paul Solberg (known for his floral and human portraits), are a photography duo whose works of diptychs and quadriptychs, portrayed both single and together, have taken them around the world.
    • Their artistic identity as The Hilton Brothers, was born out of a series of collaborations while traveling some eight years ago. As they traveled, they created fashions from materials indigenous to each locale they visited from Cowboy Country, USA to Cairo, Saigon, Palermo and beyond. Hear about their travels, photography, and fashion designs.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

  • Rose Apodaca, author of Fred Heyman: The Extraordinary Difference
    • Author Rose Apodaca tells the story of an American fashion icon in her book Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference. Under the landmark yellow striped awnings of Giorgio Beverly Hills, Fred Heyman created one of Rodeo Drive’s top shopping attractions. For over a dozen years he was the official fashion coordinator for the Academy Awards and helped shaped Hollywood style. Hear the story of this arbiter of gilt, with a book signing to follow.

To make a reservation for any event in the series, call LON’s at the Hermosa at 602-955-7878.

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