January 3, 2012 Author to Discuss Fashion Industry Impresario Eleanor Lambert, Feb. 2
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Through enthusiastic and tireless promotion of American fashion designers, Eleanor Lambert elevated the American fashion industry from a rag-trade status to international respectability.
Lambert was a publicity agent who wore trademark turbans and oversized jewelry and who died at age 100 in 2003. She advanced the careers of numerous American designers, including Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and Anne Klein. Lambert also created the International Best-Dressed List, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Cody Awards and the twice-a-year Fashion Week in New York City.
Fashion historian John A. Tiffany will discuss his book “Eleanor Lambert: Still Here” at the Library of Congress at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
The illustrated lecture is free and open to the public. The book will be available for purchase, and a book-signing will follow. The event is sponsored by the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division.
Tiffany, who has 20 years of experience in public relations and event production, was mentored by Lambert. For his book, he had access to unpublished archival materials, including fashion photography accompanied by never-before-seen original press releases written by Lambert.
The author founded his own consulting business, John Tiffany and Associates, in New York in 2002. Previously, he served as director of fashion shows/events and director of operations at LaForce and Stevens in New York.
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