Cocktail, Dinner Event at Hangar One Fêtes Arizona Costume Institute’s Major Donors

ACI prepares to celebrate opening of ‘Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum.’

On Fri., April 1, before the April 2 opening of Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum, major donors of Arizona Costume Institute were fêted with cocktails and dinner at Hangar One in Scottsdale. Among the guests were designers Bob Mackie, Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Zandra Rhodes, and Tatiana Sorokko. Also in attendance was Maria Giulia Maramotti,  U.S. retail director for Max Mara, granddaughter of Max Mara founder Archille Maramotti. Max Mara was the presenting sponsor of the April 2 opening gala.

The dinner setting at the hangar featured leisurely browsing for both male and female guests. The men enjoyed an up-close look at collector cars while the women were treated to a display of the designer doll collection of Jacquie Dorrance.

A highlight of the evening was the announcement of a $2 million endowment to Phoenix Art Museum from Dorrance, longtime museum patron and member of the museum’s board of trustees. One of the largest gifts the museum has received in recent years, the endowment commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Arizona Costume Institute and the 16-year tenure of Dennita Sewell, curator of fashion design. It will provide a permanent funding source for the curator of fashion design position, which will be named the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design.

Dorrance and Brenda Howard co-chaired the evening.

HAUTE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Jacquie Dorrance, Bob Mackie and Joe McFate

Jacquie Dorrance, Bob Mackie and Joe McFate

Brenda Howard with Howard and Ellen Katz

Brenda Howard with Howard and Ellen Katz

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Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director, Phoenix Art Museum

Haute Photography and Videography - Phoenix Photographer and Videographer

Bennett Dorrance with Doris and Hong Ong

Kevin and Deborah Pshebniski; Dennita Sewell and Jacquie Dorrance

Kevin and Deborah Pshebniski; Dennita Sewell and Jacquie Dorrance

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Barbara and Donald Kammerzell

Haute Photography and Videography - Phoenix Photographer and Videographer

Dr. Anthony Yeung

Haute Photography and Videography - Phoenix Photographer and Videographer

Judy and Lee Steers; Wally Henkel and Martha Martin 

Haute Photography and Videography - Phoenix Photographer and Videographer

Dinner music

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Lynne Love, Melanie Walton and Amada Cruz

Haute Photography and Videography - Phoenix Photographer and Videographer

From the doll collection

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