"CELEBRATE: The Wearable" 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 at the Architecture + Design Museum > Los Angeles last week.
Architecture and design enthusiasts who attended included musician Moby, Sami Hayek, Saloni del Mobile CEO Carlo Guglielmi and GM Marco Sabetta, Mark Stahl (owner of Stahl House, Case Study House #22, board Member Cynthia Kanner and HBO executives Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming.
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) among others.
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.
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.
For additional information on the A+D Museum please visit www.aplusd.org or contact Sarah Lane at 323-932-9393.