Thursday, April 1 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Washington Post Style Editor Robin Givhan leads a conversation with past National Design Award Winners Francisco Costa (Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection), Yeohlee Teng, and Maria Cornejo about their work and the role of fashion in contemporary culture.
- Designs are featured in Design USA: Contemporary Innovation.
- Galleries open from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Live Web-cast at www.cooperhewitt.org.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York City
Seniors and members, $10
FREE for students
General public should register online at http://events.cooperhewitt.org
Last week, I was approached by the up-and-coming handbag label, Gretchen. The German label pays tribute to designer Anne-Christines’ roots in its German name, “Gretchen,” which means little pearl. In line with their name, the companies philosophy is “to create precious and exquisite accessories for ladies.”
The label has even taken the liking to Paris Hilton dedicating an entire page to her and the above handbag shown left. It’s important to note, leveraging a celebrity is a great use of PR to promote brand awareness.
Aside of fugitive short-lived fashion trends of the main stream market, Gretchen accessories have their own unmistakable and exclusive style that make them an object of desire for many seasons to come.
For more information about their Spring/Summer 2010 collection, check out their Web site at http://www.mygretchen.com/.