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Trisha Frick (left) girlfriend of Hugh Hefner in Academy of Couture Art made Snow White couture Halloween costume. Enchanting! Thanks Academy of Couture Art designers Anna SOTNICHENKO, Laura KIRANI, Nikolle RAMIREZ MEJIA, Kym STYLZ, Valery MIRANDA, Emma CHEN, and Nicole GRANT
Hugh Hefner’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Party 2012 was a dream come true for ACA student designers.
Two weeks before the annual Playboy Mansion Midsummer Night’s Dream Party 2012 ACA student designers were commissioned to make Moroccan inspired costumes for Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, Trisha Frick & Chelsea Ryan.
“We are enamored by both ladies. They had the most amazing personalities - so gentle and positive. It made for an experience beyond our expectations.”
“It was really special to see our method of making clothes on such gorgeous bodies. The design really came to elegance when you saw the fit and how it accentuated their body. I was amazed and really proud!”
Shared thoughts on the experience resounded as the ACA team came together to make the couture look. Karla Osorio and Rahel Sharew assisted with mentors Katherine Enyart and Sonia Ete on taking their measurements and drafting the design pattern. In addition they worked with a team on couture embellishment including Anna Bazhaeva, Rahel Sharew, Karla Osorio, Kattie Panchuk, Slava Tsoy, Raquel van Daalen Wetters, Angela Wu, and Margaret Roberts.
Trisha and Chelsea looked stunning with Mr. Hefner! Check out the looks here.
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Beverly Hills — The Academy of Couture Art, recognized as being one of the leading accredited schools upholding the time honored tradition of haute couture technique and craftsmanship in made-to-order fashion design, hosted it’s annual gala at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills.
Hosted by Rachel Bailit of the Conan O’Brien Show the 2012 event, Le Reve, celebrated achievements in design from full Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree graduates through to the teen couture program.
Many special guests supported the special evening with the next generation of haute couture designers including the beautiful star of Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Ape’s” Miss Estella Warren; the stunning leading lady of Simon Wells’ “Time Machine” and multi-award winning recording artist Samantha Mumba; Leading fashion designer Louis Verdad; Miss Lois Aldrin; Miss Terri Gans in official capacity representing the French Consulate General in Los Angeles; Miss Southern California Fehbe Meza; Elizabeth Matthews from the LACMA Costume Council; Paul Mitchell’s John Paul deJoria II; and 45x-Gold Medalist, 3x-world Tae Kwon-Do Champion, 5x European Champion, 5th Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, former Ford model and co-star of Warner Brother’s “Tekken”, Anton Kasabov.
The Academy of Couture is a genesis of true haute couture. In developing their role in the global fashion community, the Academy of Couture Art created for 2012 an Honorary Board of Directors for the College inducting two members at the Le Reve Gala: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark and Her Excellency Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz und zu Morzin. Honorary Membership shows support for the ACA community and the mission of couture. Some members offer to make special guest appearances at our events or even hold intimate guest lectures in the college. Others choose to represent their support simply through the listing of college Honorary Members.
Founded by Sonia Été and Thierry Été, the Academy of Couture Art in Los Angeles provides an exclusive education in haute couture technique and design formerly unavailable outside of the leading European fashion houses. Students learn the delicate process of creating one of a kind pieces. From pattern making to handcrafted lace and beading, the program is an homage to the beauty, sophistication, innovation, intelligence, elegance and harmony of the creation.
Graduates for their Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design including Maxfield Freiermuth, Sarah Kim, Mariana Romero Tejeda, and Angela Wu presented their thesis collections. Justin Howard, fashion columnist for the New York Times commented that his “ones [designers] to watch” list will be growing with names from the Academy!
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As part of their global program, the Academy of Couture Art was invited in May 2012 to participate in the Monaco Charity Film Festival. In honor of the Principality of Monaco and under the personal direction of ACA Founder Sonia Ete, students Katherine Enyart, Maxfield Freiermuth, Ciara Green, Sarah Kim, Rachel Nourmand, Margaret Roberts, Mariana Romero Tejeda, Raquel Van Daalen Wetters and Angela Wu created the Grace Kelly Collection. An Award for Costume Design in Film presented at Monaco Charity Film Festival was presented to the feature film, “My Kingdom” (China/HK 2011) produced by Andre Morgan and Zoe Chen.
Finally, the Teen Couture Design Club presented full looks by Rachel Cohen, Mari Goldberg, with special piece designs by Kilina Peltereau-Villeneuve and Michaela Purwin. Miss Rachel Cohen was crowned Miss Teen Couture in acknowledgement of her outstanding design, pattern making and technique in construction of her self-worn dress.
Proceeds for the evening went to the Children of War Foundation.
Images by Lord Byron Photography
From Monaco to Los Angeles, the Academy of Couture Art designers are causing a double take within the industry. Able to hold their own on the couture circuit, this June 23 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles (near Beverly Hills) the secret to haute couture and the Academy of Couture Art will be revealed.
In Monaco, ACA designers presented a collection paired with red carpet couturier, Gilbert Chagoury Couture, at the Monaco Charity Film Festival held outdoors at the beautiful Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The designs went beyond expectations.
Couture is not only a very specific and unique way of designing and making clothes, but it’s also a way of viewing the world. What makes the Academy of Couture Art so distinct is how it weaves couture through all aspects of the fashion industry. If you stick only to tailoring in couture, you’ve most likely missed the point.
So, what does it mean? Check it out! Le Rêve 2012 fashion show and gala by ACA tells the story of couture in perfect construction, design balance, mood of the collection, and special techniques to create magic in clothing from our graduating designers. You’ll even find looks that push forward what you would expect at a department store or large retail boutiques. After all, it’s about changing what we see everyday!
Be sure to see it before the press. For more on tickets visit www.CoutureShows.com
And what about taking risks? How does a designer be courageous working with color and fabrics you think don’t match but you love? How do you move forward when people say it won’t work?
2012 Oscar Red Carpet and Celebrity Couturier Gilbert CHAGOURY shares vision and inspiration with Academy of Couture Art 2012 fashion show designers.