“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bacall to be Honored for Fashion…

Posted on August 14, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Lauren-Bacall-med   Next spring, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology — with the help of FIT graduate students learning how to curate — will focus on five designers who helped define Lauren Bacall’s subtle seductiveness, her sophisticated mix of classic femininity, and raw masculine authority in fashion. Hundreds of personal garments she donated will be turned into an exhibition about her style.

   The exhibit on FIT’s Manhattan campus will focus mostly on Bacall’s looks from the 1950s and 1960s. A model at 16, later a pal of Yves Saint Laurent and a frequent wearer of designs by Norman Norell, some of her clothes by the designer will be joined by other designs Bacall donated from Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, and Ungaro. Bacall gave FIT roughly 700 garments.

   Much like the fashion of Marlene Dietrich, Bacall was never elevated to muse for any one designer. Plenty, though, were touched by her style over the decades: Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, her friend Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren, among them.

   Lauren Bacall’s only condition on the exhibition… make it a high quality process. After her passing, it will be elevated to a tribute to the actress.



   Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the life and career of Lauren Bacall (above) with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart. TCM’s tribute to Bacall will begin airing Monday, September 15th, at 8p, and conclude Tuesday, September 16th, her 90th birthday. The cable channel will open its remembrance of Bacall’s extraordinary life and career with the TCM original Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall.

   For a complete listing, go to the TCM website at:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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