The Iconic Archive Costume Exhibit during Miami Art Week at the Arsht Center 12/2/13 – 12/7/13

The Iconic Archive Costume Exhibit during Miami Art Week
Monday, December 2 – Saturday, December 7, 11am – 6pm
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
www.TheArtofFashionShow.com

Tickets are now on sale for $25 General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors
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“The Iconic Archive” Costume Exhibition Presented by The Art of Fashion Showâ„¢ and Curated by Luis Valenzuela

“The Iconic Archive” is a unique costume exhibition that explores fashion as art and celebrates the interconnected roles of fashion visionaries as artists. The exhibition’s layout is creatively comprised of thematic installments that highlight the timelessness of authentic creations worn and inspired by iconic figures throughout history such as Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz and Elizabeth Taylor among others.

This unique exhibit also features pieces designed by the most influential fashion houses around the globe including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Christian Dior and Pucci. “The Iconic Archives” Costume Exhibition is sponsored by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and is supported by Art Miami, Fashion Group International and Miami International University of Art & Design. A portion of the proceeds from the Opening V.I.P. Reception and Press Preview hosted on Sunday, December 1 from 4pm – 6pm will benefit the Celia Cruz Foundation.

The Art of Fashion Show™ 2013 presents “The Iconic Archive,” a unique costume exhibition that explores fashion as art and celebrates the interconnected roles of fashion visionaries as artists. Since 2002, Miami’s Art Week has highlighted the most prestigious art shows throughout the first week of December and draws more than 200,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, dealers, curators, artists, designers and art lovers. “The Iconic Archives” Costume Exhibition will be one of the highlighted shows this year.

The exhibition’s layout is creatively comprised of thematic installments that highlight the timelessness of creations worn by iconic figures throughout history as well as pieces designed by the most influential fashion houses around the globe. The viewer will transcend time with pieces inspired by significant historical fashion icons such as 18th-century French Queen Marie Antoinette and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Another installment will then take the viewer on a private tour into the personal wardrobe collections of icons such as Celia Cruz, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Maria Felix, Sara Montiel and Libertad Lamarque among others. The viewer will then move on to experience contemporary pieces designed by acclaimed fashion-houses including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Christian Dior and Pucci. On display in this installment will be current pieces from Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and fashion collectors like Bernice Steinbaum, Lili Estefan, Madeleine Kirsh of C. Madeleine’s, Tata Fernandez and the endangered animal-inspired eco-fashion collection by the Gabby Wild Foundation and Project Runway alumni. Curator Luis Valenzuela masterfully creates a visual experience with gowns, accessories and costumes that bring to life the distinctive style of some of the greatest legends of all-time.

In an effort to support Miami’s emerging design talent, Miami International University of Art & Design students Parker Trumble, Samantha de la Fuente and Mario Valladares have been selected to showcase their original pieces in “The Iconic Archive.” The Art of Fashion Show™ 2013 program will also feature a pop-up gallery highlighting one-of-a-kind fashion accessories including the Emerald Project by Lizette Chalela.

A portion of the proceeds from the Opening V.I.P. Reception and Press Preview hosted on Sunday, December 1 from 4pm – 6pm will benefit the Celia Cruz Foundation as a tribute to the 10th Anniversary of her passing and her incredible legacy. Tickets to the Opening V.I.P. Reception and Press Preview are now on sale at www.arshtcenter.org/tickets.

“The Iconic Archive” is sponsored by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and is supported by Art Miami, Fashion Group International and Miami International University of Art & Design.

Curator Luis Valenzuela has successfully organized art exhibitions in distinguished institutions such as The Chelsea Art Museum New York City and The Kennedy Center Washington D.C. as well as at art fairs such as Art Miami and Art Wynwood. His work has also been featured at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and New York Fashion Week. Most notable of Valenzuela’s work as a curator is his collaboration with art champion and pioneer Bernice Steinbaum.

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