ACI Holiday Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Phoenix Art Museum’s Fashion Design Department

The Event: Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon

The Cause: Arizona Costume Institute

Event Date: December 6, 2021

Location: Phoenix Art Museum 

Event Co-Chairs: Donna Johnson & Lisa Shapiro

Honorary Chair: Diane Halle

Lead Sponsors and Underwriters: Diane Halle, Brooke Levy, Main Dish, To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique

Dollars raised: $300,000

Guest Speaker: Michael Costello, Fashion Designer 

Table Décor:  Orchid and art glass centerpieces were underwritten by Matthew Boland and Main Dish

Notable Moments:  Keynote speaker Michael Costello disclosed with the audience that he started drawing dresses on the walls at home at age 2. He shared that his sisters were very fashionable and they likely influenced his love of fashion. When asked by Helen Jean, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, “What part of his time at Project Runway would surprise others?” he stated that the worst memory was there was no air-conditioning during the televised critiques. Costello loves working with celebrities and has designed memorable looks for actors and entertainers such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani.

Photos by Scott Foust Studios

Lisa Shapiro & Donna Johnson
Lisa Geyser & Michael Costello
Chrissy Sayare & Oscar De las salas
Laurie Termansen & Matthew Boland
Lisa Bell & Marcus Ford
Lynne Love & DeeDee Vecchione
Tracey Serena & Emily Dietz
Michael Costello & Helen Jean, Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design
Model presentation during Q & A
ACI Holiday Luncheon Committee with designer Michael Costello

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