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L.A. Museum Debuts Wear LACMA Program

Features limited edition pieces by local designers Gregory Parkinson and Johnson Hartig of Libertine for sale.

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L.A. GETS (EVEN MORE) ARTY: Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrated the debut of its Wear LACMA program, featuring limited edition pieces by local designers Gregory Parkinson and Johnson Hartig of Libertine for sale in its recently revamped retail space. Parkinson's girls' dress ($120) was inspired by the museum's Adriaen Coorte painting "Wild Stawberries in a Wan Li Bowl" and Hartig's cavas totes, t-shirts and jackets ($65-$1,500) were screen printed with an image inspired by Thomas Lawrence's "Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian." The museum plans to unveil collections for Winter and Spring, all collaborations with local designers or artists, according to Katherine Ross, who spearheaded the project and co-hosted the event with committee members Willow Bay, Crystal Lourd, Heather Mnuchin and Elizabeth Wiatt. "Designers and artists are always inspired by other artists, and often by going to museums," said Ross. "I hope [the program] will create some modern products and ideas." Juan Carlos Obando confirmed he was involved, but that his upcoming creation would home rather than apparel. Ross said future collaborators could include perfumiers and interior designers. The crossover between creative worlds was apparent among those present: Hartig is also creating rugs for Woven Collections and working on a Rizzoli book; celebrity stylist Tanya Gill said she just sold a television series to TLC; and Liz Goldwyn will soon debut a new film installation starring Jena Malone.

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