For three days, May 9-11, stars of design, fashion, architecture and art will descend on La Cienega Design Quarter's 4th annual LEGENDS of La Cienega: Windows to the World.
The three-day event features book signings, panel discussions, showroom events, exhibitions, and of course, parties. In the past it's drawn upwards of 10,000 designers and fans. This year Legends will celebrate the impact that worldwide destinations have on design. In support of the theme LEGENDS will, for the first time, extend the reach of its program beyond Los Angeles by inviting the most highly regarded interior designers from across the country and around the globe to decorate the legendary windows in the La Cienega Design Quarter.
“With over fifty highly respected design showroom and gallery members, the La Cienega Design Quarter is one of the nation’s premier shopping districts for design. Our LEGENDS of La Cienega celebration has become the most anticipated design event in the country. It is truly a convergence of culture and design with a tremendous sense of inspiration and community spirit. In addition to the dynamic window displays created by top designers from around the world, we are looking forward to unveiling exciting programming details for this year’s celebration as we celebrate Windows to the World,” states Lee Stanton, President of the LCDQ Board.
Legends media partners include the nation’s most prestigious shelter publications, including Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and VERANDA. Regional media partners include California Homes, California Home & Design and luxe. interiors+ design.
Here are some of the highlights, which include nine keynote panels. Click here for detailed schedule and to register.
The Legends extravaganza will include several signature parties:
• Exclusive Opening Night Gala
• Power Lunch hosted by Elle Décor Editor-in-Chief, Michael Boodro at Compas
• Tribute Party hosted by Traditional Home Editor-in-Chief, Ann Maine at Lee Stanton
• Lunch hosted by Architectural Digest at Marge Carson
• Finale Celebration co-hosted by VERANDA Editor-in-Chief, Dara Caponigro and JONAS at JASPER
Meet authors at nine book signings:
Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth (April 2011) by Matthew Patrick Smyth
Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style (October 2010) by Mary McDonald
Marrakesh by Design (May 2012) by Maryam Montague
The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors (October 2011) by Muriel Brandolini
Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Inspiration and Cues from Today’s Top Designers (March 2012) by Susanna Salk
Barclay Butera Living on the Coast (March 2012) by Barclay Butera
Coastal Modern: Sophisticated Homes Inspired by the Ocean (April 2012) by Tim Clarke
Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style (May 2012) by Karen E. Hudson
The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors (October 2011) by Michael Connors
Most importantly, a select group of designers will be invited to use global destinations as their inspiration to transform the actual windows of the LCDQ members’ storefronts. This year the LCDQ also selected several emerging designers to showcase their talents. Veteran Legends designers will serve on the Legends Steering Committee and participate as hosts, panelists or window designers:
LOS ANGELES: Alissa Sutton, Azadeh Shladovsky, Barclay Butera, Betsy Burnham, Brooke & Steven Giannetti, Chris Barrett, Cliff Fong, David Phoenix, Donna Livingston, Elizabeth Dinkel, Heidi Bonesteel, James Radin, Jamie Bush, Jane Hallworth, Jeffrey Hitchcock, Joan Behnke, Joe Lucas, Judy Hoffman, Kathryn Ireland, Katie Leede, Kerry Joyce, Kevin Corn, Kim Alexandriuck, K.C. McCook, Madeline Stuart, Mark Cutler, Mark Williams, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald, Michael Berman, Michael Smith, Natasha Baradaran, Michele Trout, Nathan Turner, Nickey Kehoe, Oliver Furth, Parrish Chilcoat, Richard Hallberg, Schuyler Samperton, SFA Design, Sheldon Harte, Suzanne Rheinstein, Thomas Buckley, Thomas Callaway, Tim Clarke, Timothy Corrigan, Tom Allardyce, Tracie Butler, Trip Haenisch, Waldo Fernandez, Ron Woodson, Jaime Rummerfield
ATLANTA: Suzanne Kasler
CHICAGO: Nate Berkus, Suzanne Lovell
DALLAS / FT. WORTH / HOUSTON: William-Christopher Design, Michelle Nussbaumer
NEW YORK: Malcolm James Kutner, Muriel Brandolini, Philip Gorrivan
SAN FRANCISCO: Ken Fulk
INTERNATIONAL: David Hicks – Australia, Idarica Gazzoni – Milan, Michael Carey – London, Thomas Hamel – Australia
EMERGING DESIGNERS: Adam Strauss, Christian May, Christos Prevezanos
Media Sponsors: Veranda, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, California Homes, CA Home+Design, luxe interiors+design