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Retails' Night Out! :: Friday, May 3 :: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm :: 5th Street Arcades
An entire city block of enclosed streets await you in the 5th Street Arcades :: Trunk Shows :: Parties :: Music :: Cash Mobs :: Retail meets Happy Hour :: FREE


Cinematheque :: Friday, May 10 :: 7:30 pm :: Cleveland Institute of Art
Documentary Film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

The Cleveland Institute of Art 's Cinematheque will host one of Fashion Week Cleveland's educational programs.  The documentary film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel will be shown on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm.  The film will be followed by an official after-party salon at L'Albatros Bistro in University Circle.


"The first thing to do, my love, is to arrange to be born in Paris. After that, everything follows quite naturally." Diana Vreeland arranged for herself to be born in Paris in 1902, at the end of the Belle Époque.  The smart set waltzed through her parents' drawing room, and her life went uphill from there.  DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is a marvelously entertaining look at the woman who was a fashion icon throughout most of the 20th century.  As fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar, editor of American Vogue and consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, D.V. was a lifelong visionary.  Told largely by Diana herself, in interviews with raconteur George Plimpton, the film incorporates reminiscences by fashion deities from the 60s and beyond.  Loved by many, feared by more, Diana had an outsized personality and was known for her witty aphorisms.  This movie is as gorgeous as one of her famous December issues.   D.V. would have loved its pizzazz.



Film Video Trailer
Diana Vreeland :: The Eye Has to Travel


About Fashion Week Cleveland  
Fashion Week Cleveland is known as the "educational fashion week" and has become the most significant industry event between New York and Los Angeles (
Women's Wear Daily).  In addition to traditional runway shows, the event incorporates exhibits, films, industry tours, seminars and workshops at cultural institutions, universities, and museums.  Central to fashion week in  Cleveland, these educational programs present informative and insightful perspectives on the topics of fashion design, merchandising, manufacture, education, consumerism, and retail growth.   This deepening of the strategic vision of Fashion Week Cleveland makes Fashion Week Cleveland absolutely unique and truly innovative and we believe those who sponsor and partner with FWC will share our success.

Fashion Week Cleveland (FWC) exists to inform consumers and industry leaders about the cultural importance and economic importance of fashion design, manufacturing, marketing, and merchandising.  in addition to classic and creative runway events, FWC incorporates exhibits, films, industry tours, seminars, and workshops in partnership with a diverse group of cultural and educational institutions.

About Cinematheque

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque is one of the country's best repertory movie theaters, proclaimed by The New York Times. Founded in 1986, the alternative film theater shows art, independent, and foreign films as well as revived classics. The Cinematheque offers discounted tickets to all CIA students and contributes to the richness of the college's public programming in the arts.

Cinematheque Films
Find out what's showing at the Cinematheque on the 
film schedule page.

Admission Prices 
General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $6 (proof of age required) 

Mr. John Ewing
Director, Cinematheque
Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio  44106






Cleveland Museum of Art :: Friday, May 11 :: 7:30 pm
Documentary Film Dressed
The Cleveland Museum of Art is the place to be for one of this year's Fashion Week Cleveland educational programs.  Dressed will be shown at the museum on Friday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm.  The film will be followed by The Artists' Salon at L'Albatros Bistro in University Circle.

follows Ohio native and American designer Nary Manivong and his quest to make it in the competitive fashion design industry.  The film will be shown on Friday, May 11 at the Cleveland Musuem of Art.  Filmmaker David Swajeski and Nary Manivong will be there to answer questions about the film and the industry.


Alpaca Initiative :: Friday, May 11, 2012
Cleveland Museum of Art
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ohio is home to more alpacas than any other state.  Primarily a breeding industry, the alpaca farms will soon be turning out more and more alpaca fiber.  This growth will require fiber mills, air and land transportation of fiber, and the futher development of an alpaca garment industry.  Look for the "Alpacas Parade", Alpaca Displays and Pop-up Alpaca Boutiques throughout the city.  Nora Custer is Fashion Week Cleveland's Alpacas Initiative Coordinator.  Ms. Custer is the President of the
Ohio Alpaca Breeders Association and the co-owner of Custer's Alpaca Farm.







Friday, May 11, 2012 :: 6:45 pm

2012 :: Art & Culture Educational Program

Presented by Smile Art Center

In community partnership with Cleveland Museum of Art

Dressed Poster


Dressed -the movie

  A triumphant film about an American fashion designer.  Follow the career of designer Nary Manivong
from aspiring Ohio fashion designer to Cleveland Fashion Week to the runways of fashion week in New York.

Special Appearances
Meet fashion designer Nary Manivong and filmmaker David Swajeski

in person.  This exclusive showing of the documentary film Dressed will be followed by a special Q&A
with the film's director David Swajeski and subject of the the film; fashion designer Nary Manivong. 


Introduction by Smile Art Center. 


Dressed -the movie :: New York's glamorous fashion industry is a far cry from the gritty streets of Columbus, Ohio. 
Nary was just a homeless teenager with a dream before he fled Columbus to pursue his goal-
to stage a show at New York Fashion Week.  He made it! 
More recently, Nary has teamed-up with

Co-designer Alexandria Hilfiger for their new fashion line; NAHM
It's a rags-to-riches tale come true.
See the official
movie trailer for a preview.



Cleveland Museum of Art 

Morley Lecture Hall

11150 East Boulevard
University Circle :: Cleveland, Ohio

Tickets :: $9
CMA members :: seniors :: students :: $7





Dressed - the movie :: Film Narrative :: Unfolding against a backdrop of the Fashion Industry in New York, “Dressed” is the inspiring story of young clothing designer, Nary Manivong, who defied the odds amidst a broken childhood, homelessness and the fiercely competitive world of fashion to pursue his ultimate dream – a show of his collection at Fashion Week.  Woven into Nary’s story is commentary from industry insiders about the realities and potential rewards in the fashion industry.


Yet even under the kind of pressures many adults find daunting, Nary remained focused and determined to become a fashion designer. He worked tirelessly sketching his designs and creating garments with scraps of fabric and a sewing machine given to him by people who believed in his quest.  The film is a truly motivating story about one man’s journey to fulfill his dream and reach his ultimate goal of becoming a successful fashion designer in New York City.  It’s a film about the trials and tribulations incurred and the perseverance and determination it takes to make it in the fashion industry.  - Producer Maryanne Grisz


Film Appearances :: Woven into his story are interviews and commentary from industry experts such as Fern Mallis, Consultant and Creator of New York Fashion Week; Nanette Lepore, Designer; Mickey Boardman, Deputy Director of Paper Magazine; Lynn Yaeger, Legendary Fashion Writer; Mary Gehlhar, Author “The Fashion Designer’s Survival Guide”; George Furlan, Fashion Industry Consultant; Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons, The New School for Design; and Simon Doonan, Author and Ambassador-at-Large Barney’s; Robert Verdi, Celebrity Stylist; Margaret Hayes, President, The Fashion Group International and a special appearance by Alexandria Hilfiger.          










The Influence of the Military on Fashion

Exhibits, Films, Industry Tours, Seminars, and Workshops


Fashion Week Cleveland is known as "the educational fashion week" and has become the most significant industry event between New York and Los Angeles.  It this distinctive competancy that has the industry talking.  In addition to traditional runway shows, the event incorporates exhibits, films, lectures, and workshops at Cleveland's leading cultural and educational institutions.  The region's prominent museums and cultural organizations join Fashion Week Cleveland in building awareness and support for our city's rich past and promising future.  They recognize that our city is one of museums and educational institutions on a great lake. 


This year's theme is The Influence of the Military on FashionThe vast selection of learning opportunities include a seminar and display covering the form and function of space suits by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center, Ursuline College's historical presentation on the influence of the military on fashion, the International Women's Air & Space Museum discussion on Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in WWII, and a special appearance by Cleveland architect and Tuskegee Airman Arthur Saunders.

The program will be held in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing of the Western Reserve Historical Society from 12:noon to 5:00 pm. 
Please see the schedule below, this Cool Cleveland video and Women's Wear Daily for further information.







The Influence of the Military on Fashion
Educational Programing Schedule :: 2011

Western Reserve Historical Society
Chisholm Halle Costume Wing

12:00 pm :: Welcome to the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and Fashion Week Cleveland
Dr. Donald C. Shingler, Founder, Fashion Week Cleveland


12:15 pm :: United States Air Force :: Honor Guard Appearance


12:30 pm :: The Influence of the Military on Fashion :: Dr. Constance Korosec, Professor and Chair, Ursuline College


1:15 pm :: Out of this World Fashion; Flight Suits & Space Suits
Bryan A. Palaszewski, Leader of Advanced Fuels, NASA Glenn Research Center

2:00 pm :: The Tuskegee Airmen ::
Roger Cram, Chapter President :: Special Guest Tuskegee Airman Authur Saunders

2:45 pm :: WASPs in WWII :: Toni Mullee, Executive Director, International Women's Air & Space Museum :: WASPs

3:30 pm :: Under the Cover: Quilts from the Society's Collection

Dean Zimmerman, Chief Curator, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing :: Western Reserve Historical Society













Dr. Donald Shingler
has created "the nation's third largest fashion week after New York and Los Angeles," according to Women's Wear Daily. Quite an accomplishment in just four years. The 10 days of events in Fashion Week Cleveland 2009 include three major runway events at Flats night club Metropolis, the Nautica Queen cruise ship and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, plus another dozen or so educational programs in collaboration with NASA, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Hard Rock Cafe, Intermuseum Conservation Association, and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Watch this video, with cameos by models Jessica Schmidt & Monika Lange, plus unclothed Artistic Director Angela Ilg and fashion designer Marquita bringing a little glamour to Public Square, much to the delight of tourist passersby.



  Swiss guard saluting the Pope. .


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