This month, Phoenix Art Museum features senior fashion editor of The Hollywood Reporter Booth Moore as guest speaker of Arizona Costume Institute’s Second Wednesday Luncheon and Lecture on Nov. 14. Drawing from her latest book American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row, Moore leads a discussion of the powerful women who got fashion week off the ground.
Moore’s third book was released early 2018 and portrays a history of the American runway. New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars.
The book is packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical overview, part scrapbook and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway brings to life the people, place and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week.
A book signing will follow the lecture.
Women in Fashion: More than Just Pretty Faces
Booth Moore, Style and Fashion News Director, The Hollywood Reporter
Nov. 14, 11:30 luncheon, 12:30 lecture
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
For more information/tickets, visit arizonacostumeinstitute.org.