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In anticipation of Phoenix Art Museum’s fall fashion exhibition featuring the Emphatics Archive, curator of fashion design, Dennita Sewell will host a summer salon series about the history of Paris fashion. From the traditions of the grand couturiers to the evolution of the international fashion brand, this series explores the designers who made Paris the most powerful and prestigious fashion capital in the world. Examination of works from the fashion design collection will conclude each lecture.


Photo by Ken Howie.

Beat the heat this summer by attending one or all of these exciting and FREE fashion programs. All events are free and open to the public but do require a ticket reservation to guarantee your place at the event. Reserve your tickets here.

Paris Fashion Salon Series

July 20, 2016 at 
6:00 p.m. • Singer Hall
The Grand Couturiers and Tradition
Charles Frederick Worth, Chanel and Balenciaga

July 27, 2016 at 
6:00 p.m. • Whiteman Hall
Fashion Forerunners and Ready-to-Wear
Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana and Issey Miyake

August 3, 2016 at 
6:00 p.m. • Whiteman Hall
The New Fashion Creators and The Brand
Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandar McQueen