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School of Fashion Executive Director Gladys Perint Palmer to lecture on Famous British Fashion Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE at de Young Museum for the Textile Arts Council

Gladys Perint Palmer

On Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 10 AM, Gladys Perint Palmer, Executive Director of Fashion at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will speak on and present a slideshow of her drawings of renowned British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE entitled “Vivienne Westwood: From Anarchy to Aristocracy – Fig Leaf to Crown” at the de Young Museum for the Textile Arts Council.  Following there will be a question and answer period.

“I am honored to speak on such an important fashion industry leader,” said Gladys Perint Palmer.  “I have covered Dame Vivienne Westwood’s fashion shows for many publications and have enjoyed drawing her daring and sometimes outrageous collections throughout the years.”

Gladys Perint Palmer
Gladys Perint Palmer

Gladys is a highly respected journalist and illustrator who covers the European collections for many publications. In 1998, The Fashion Book by Phaidon Press named her one of 500 people of influence in fashion since 1860.  Fashion People, her book of drawings and irreverent captions, was published in 2003 by Assouline and she is presently working on her second book.

Her work has appeared in London Sunday Times, The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Town & Country, The New Yorker, Talk Media, and Vogue, to name a few.  Clients have included Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Missoni and Versace, among others.

In addition to her lecture, Gladys Perint Palmer and Academy of Art University President Dr. Elisa Stephens will award Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE with an Honorary Doctorate at a ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.  Westwood will also address the fashion students and tour the fashion school of Academy of Art University.

To read more about the award ceremony for Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, click here: Fashion Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE Will Address Students and Receive Honorary Doctorate.

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