Dame Vivienne Westwood to Visit San Francisco

Gladys Perint Palmer, the Executive Director of Fashion at the Academy of Art University, has created another fantastic opportunity for local fashion students to have access to the world’s greatest designers.

Last year her students got to meet Alexander McQueen; this year it’s the woman that even McQueen has looked to for inspiration: Vivienne Westwood.

On March 4th Dame Vivienne Westwood will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the school in their auditorium at 74 New Montgomery.

The Academy of Art event is part of a month long series of Westwood-related happenings at the de Young, which is hosting the exhibit “Vivienne Westwood: 36 years in Fashion” from March 3rd to June 10th. Here are the dates for you to mark off on your calendar:

February 15

Art History Lecture: Vivienne Westwood. Melissa Leventon. M.H. de Young, Koret Auditorium. 3 – 5 PM.

March 3

Couture and Cocktails: Exhibition Opening Part for Vivienne Westwood. M.H. de Young. 8 PM.

March 4

Westwood’s address to the School of Fashion, and presentation of Honorary Doctorate. Academy of Art University. 1:30 PM.

March 17

Docent Lecture: Vivienne Westwood, Appearance is Everything. Julia Geist. M. H. de Young, Koret Auditorium. 1- 3 PM.

March 24

Textile Arts Slide Lecture: Vivienne Westwood: From Anarchy to Aristocracy — Fig Leaf to Crown. Glady Perint Palmer. M. H. de Young, Koret Auditorium. 10 – Noon.

Illustrations, courtesy Gladys Perint Palmer/ Academy of Art University.