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Arizona Costume Institute Nouveau Hosts “New York Dream, 1953” Fashion Event
Fundraiser to Celebrate Author Elizabeth Winder’s “Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York 1953”

Arizona Costume Institute (ACI) Nouveau is hosting its fourth annual fundraiser as a 1950s-themed fashion event at Phoenix Art Museum that will feature well-known author Elizabeth Winder’s latest literary gem, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York 1953.

Close to 300 guests are expected to attend and listen to Winder discuss famous American poet and author, Sylvia Plath and her time as a guest editor in 1953 at Mademoiselle magazine. Winder will share her insights into Plath’s experiences in the New York fashion scene and receive sined copies of her book that will be available for purchase.

Following the lecture, enjoy light bites, cocktails, beats by DJ Kim E-Fresh, Dior makeovers by the Saks Fifth Avenue cosmetics team and gift bags by sponsors Saks Fifth Avenue and Kendra Scott Jewelry.

Friday, October 11, 2013
Lecture begins at 7pm

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004

$30 per ticket
To pre-purchase tickets, visit www.phxart.org.

About Arizona Costume Institute Nouveau
The Nouveau Division of the Arizona Costume Institute is a professional group of fashion enthusiasts under the age of 35. The group’s objective is to raise awareness and membership of the Arizona Costume Institute through celebrating Phoenix Art Museum’s distinguished fashion collection. ACI Nouveau makes its presence known in the fashion community by holding monthly meetings, mixers and special events. The Nouveau division inspires fashion education while fostering camaraderie in a professional networking environment. For more information about the Nouveau division, visit http://arizonacostumeinstitute.com/ACI/Nouveau.html.

About Arizona Costume Institute
The Arizona Costume Institute was founded in 1966 to support Phoenix Art Museum’s Fashion Design Department in the acquisition and preservation of garments and accessories of historical and aesthetic significance. The Museum currently houses more than 5,000 objects of men’s, women’s and children’s dress and accessories dating from the late 17th century to the present. Each object considered for the collection is evaluated on its merit as a work of art, design, its place in the history of fashion and its condition.  For more information about the Arizona Costume Institute, visit http://arizonacostumeinstitute.com/ACI/ACI.html.