WIJ SEMINAR: The mother of all fashion editors
DATE: June 5, 2013
WHERE: The University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DB. Nearest tube is Green Park, (web page www.universitywomensclub.com gives the full directions)
Justine Picardie chairs Diana Vreeland, Empress of Fashion event
Diana Vreeland was the cloth from which modern fashion editors are cut. From her first job in 1936 in New York at Harper’s Bazaar, then as editor-in-chief of Vogue and a consultant at MOMA, the self styled “Empress of Fashion” launched Twiggy’s career, advised Jackie Onassis, and daringly encouraged women to reinvent themselves through fashion, as she herself had done.
In a special event for WIJ members at the elegant University Women’s Club in Mayfair, Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Justine Picardie will introduce an illustrated talk by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of an acclaimed new first full-length biography of Vreeland, followed by a Q&A session. Networking drinks afterwards and copies of the book will be available for signing.
“Mackenzie Stuart has written a stylish, funny, fond and vivid book. The only puzzle is that a subject so irresistible as Vreeland should have gone without a good biography for quite so long”.
SUNDAY TIMES – Miranda Sawyer
Amanda Mackenzie Stuart has worked as a screenwriter and independent film producer and is also the author of the acclaimed Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: the Story of a Daughter and Mother in a Gilded Age (Thames & Hudson).
Justine Picardie is a former features director of British Vogue, and contributor to the Sunday Telegraph and Red magazine, she is the author of a best-selling biography of Coco Chanel.
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Tickets £ 10 for members/ £15 for non members – offers available for those thinking about joining
Date for your diary – WIJ Summer party -June 25, Halycon Gallery, Bond Street. 7 – 9.30pmContact email@example.com for tickets
WiJ members and their guests are invited to view an exhibition by Mitch Griffiths at the Halycon Gallery, Bond Street.
16 May – 2 Jun 2013
Definition : A full sanctuary screen separating the holy of holies from the congregation and carrying an established scheme of icons, forming a symbolic cosmos and a metaphoric segregation of the divine and those who worship the divine.
Working in oils and echoing the tableaux of the Old Masters, Mitch Griffiths produces modern paintings that address issues of identity and inclusion, obsolescence and conflict. A virtuoso painter, he employs a hyper-realist technique, working the canvas through the traditional chiaroscuro and utilising a single light source to both shape and highlight his figures on the canvas. ‘Many people say my paintings look photo-realist’, he says, ‘but it’s not what I’m trying to achieve. I’m trying to make the viewer enter MY reality.’ www.halcyongallery.com