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Monday, August 09, 2010

FASHION COLLECTION BY JASON WU MEETS ITS FINE ART INSPIRATION

FASHION COLLECTION BY JASON WU MEETS ITS FINE ART INSPIRATION AT A SPECIAL PHILLIPS AFTER 5

Thurs., August 12, 5–8:30 p.m.
With Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie and Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran

Designer Jason Wu cites Robert Ryman’s painting as the muse for his fall 2010 TSE cashmere collection. For one evening, models act as living works of art in the Ryman exhibition, bringing Wu’s designs face-to-face with their fine art inspiration. A video of Wu’s fall 2010 ready-to-wear runway show is on view in the café, and a scavenger hunt leads visitors through the museum, collecting fashion and fine art facts for a chance to win prizes. The program is part of Phillips after 5, a lively evening of art and entertainment with food and cash bar.

"Fashion Follows Art" slideshow, pairing Wu's designs with Ryman's paintings

In conjunction with Robert Ryman: Variations and Improvisations on view at the Phillips through Sept. 12, 2010.

Due to the popularity of Phillips after 5, advance reservations during special exhibitions are encouraged to insure admission: $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under. Reserve online until 12 hours before the event at www.phillipscollection.org/calendar.

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St., NW. Metro: Dupont Circle (Q St.)

www.phillipscollection.org or 202-387-2151

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