Woodbury University to Honor Actress Jane Russell, Los Angeles Designer Christina Kim At May 4 Fashion Show

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Woodbury University

    BURBANK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Movie
 star and legendary pin up girl Jane Russell and hot Los Angeles designer
 Christina Kim of the Dosa label will be honored by Woodbury University during
 a gala May 4 fashion show.
     The professionally staged and modeled fashion show will feature
 100 cutting-edge garments designed by Woodbury's creative fashion design
 students. Couture, sportswear, swimwear, formal wear, career looks, men's
 apparel and much more will be presented.
     The 37th annual Woodbury University fashion Show will be held Friday, May
 4 at the Los Angeles Entertainment Center, 333 S. Boylston St., Los Angeles.
 A cocktail and buffet reception for fashion show sponsors will be held at
 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m.
     The theme of the show, chaired by distinguished Woodbury alumnae Helen
 Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan magazine fame and Los Angeles philanthropist
 Judith Tamkin, is "All Pinned Up" in honor of 1940s pin up girls.
     Russell, who will receive the 2001 Woodbury Style Award, first found fame
 in Howard Hughes' movie "The Outlaw" and played opposite Marilyn Monroe in
 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."  She also starred in the Broadway musical
 "Company" during the 1970s and is known from the long-running television
 commercials for the Playtex "Cross Your Heart" bra.  In addition, Russell has
 worked tirelessly as a children's advocate.  Her World Adoption International
 Fun (WAIF) has placed tens of thousands of children in American homes.
     The Korean-born Kim has a devoted following among those who appreciate her
 Dosa label's clean lines of simple designs made in subtly sensual fabrics such
 as silk taffeta, handkerchief linen and liquid velvet.  The label is a
 favorite of actresses Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Isabella Rossellini and
 Miranda Richardson, along with model/jewelry designer Jade Jagger.  Dosa's
 modern, eclectic clothing and home furnishings reflect an East-meets-West
 sensibility that combines Kim's Asian heritage with the hipness of her adopted
 hometown of Los Angeles.  Kim, who will receive the 2001 Woodbury Designers
 Award, favors lean layers of sheer clothing in beautiful colors.  Bestselling
 pieces include elasticized trousers, button-down shirts and pleated muslin
 blouses.  Kim travels the world seeking inspiration in shapes and fabrics,
 mixing them up to create something soothingly familiar, yet totally new.
     In addition to the student designs, several pieces from Kim's collections
 will be presented on the runway.  Garments from Woodbury's vintage collection
 also will be modeled during a special fashion show segment, coordinated by
 costume designer Marlene Blackwell.
     Furthermore, selected items of student work will be on display at the
 venue and some surprise appearances of costumes designed by Woodbury students
 minoring in costume design will be part of the show.
     General admission to the fashion show is $40.  Student seating is
 available for $20.  The price includes admission to Club Soho, located at the
 Los Angeles Entertainment Center, following the show.  Sponsorships, which
 include an invitation to the private reception and priority seating at the
 show, are available for between $100 and $5,000.
     Proceeds fund scholarships for deserving fashion design students and
 benefit Woodbury's vintage fashion collection.
     To order tickets, please call Woodbury University at 818.767.0888,
 ext. 233.  Tickets also will be available at the door.
 
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    BURBANK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Movie
 star and legendary pin up girl Jane Russell and hot Los Angeles designer
 Christina Kim of the Dosa label will be honored by Woodbury University during
 a gala May 4 fashion show.
     The professionally staged and modeled fashion show will feature
 100 cutting-edge garments designed by Woodbury's creative fashion design
 students. Couture, sportswear, swimwear, formal wear, career looks, men's
 apparel and much more will be presented.
     The 37th annual Woodbury University fashion Show will be held Friday, May
 4 at the Los Angeles Entertainment Center, 333 S. Boylston St., Los Angeles.
 A cocktail and buffet reception for fashion show sponsors will be held at
 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m.
     The theme of the show, chaired by distinguished Woodbury alumnae Helen
 Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan magazine fame and Los Angeles philanthropist
 Judith Tamkin, is "All Pinned Up" in honor of 1940s pin up girls.
     Russell, who will receive the 2001 Woodbury Style Award, first found fame
 in Howard Hughes' movie "The Outlaw" and played opposite Marilyn Monroe in
 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."  She also starred in the Broadway musical
 "Company" during the 1970s and is known from the long-running television
 commercials for the Playtex "Cross Your Heart" bra.  In addition, Russell has
 worked tirelessly as a children's advocate.  Her World Adoption International
 Fun (WAIF) has placed tens of thousands of children in American homes.
     The Korean-born Kim has a devoted following among those who appreciate her
 Dosa label's clean lines of simple designs made in subtly sensual fabrics such
 as silk taffeta, handkerchief linen and liquid velvet.  The label is a
 favorite of actresses Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Isabella Rossellini and
 Miranda Richardson, along with model/jewelry designer Jade Jagger.  Dosa's
 modern, eclectic clothing and home furnishings reflect an East-meets-West
 sensibility that combines Kim's Asian heritage with the hipness of her adopted
 hometown of Los Angeles.  Kim, who will receive the 2001 Woodbury Designers
 Award, favors lean layers of sheer clothing in beautiful colors.  Bestselling
 pieces include elasticized trousers, button-down shirts and pleated muslin
 blouses.  Kim travels the world seeking inspiration in shapes and fabrics,
 mixing them up to create something soothingly familiar, yet totally new.
     In addition to the student designs, several pieces from Kim's collections
 will be presented on the runway.  Garments from Woodbury's vintage collection
 also will be modeled during a special fashion show segment, coordinated by
 costume designer Marlene Blackwell.
     Furthermore, selected items of student work will be on display at the
 venue and some surprise appearances of costumes designed by Woodbury students
 minoring in costume design will be part of the show.
     General admission to the fashion show is $40.  Student seating is
 available for $20.  The price includes admission to Club Soho, located at the
 Los Angeles Entertainment Center, following the show.  Sponsorships, which
 include an invitation to the private reception and priority seating at the
 show, are available for between $100 and $5,000.
     Proceeds fund scholarships for deserving fashion design students and
 benefit Woodbury's vintage fashion collection.
     To order tickets, please call Woodbury University at 818.767.0888,
 ext. 233.  Tickets also will be available at the door.
 
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