Around the World with Oscar
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Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage. In the Piazzoni Murals Room, visit renowned Bay Area clothesmaker Cari Borja’s atelier, where a dozen lucky female guests will be selected to model one of Borja’s signature designs, all in the sumptuous international spirit of Oscar. (Tip to be tapped as a model: Wear fabulous shoes!) Evening curated and hosted by Brad Rosenstein.
6:00 - 8:30 pm: LiveImage photobooth with costume dress up
6:45 - 7:05 pm: Fat Chance Belly Dance performance
7:30 - 7:45 pm: Cari's Atelier Fashion Show
8:10 - 8:30 pm: Alafia Dance Company
Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. A $20 surcharge applies to visit the special exhibition galleries.
Contact InformationMitzi Mathews
Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.