Fascinating folks are never in short supply at SCAD, and this spring some particularly well known design and art people including The Sartorialist (aka Scott Schuman), Philippe de Montebello, and Derek Lam are visiting the university's campuses in Atlanta and Savannah.
First, this week, museum world giant Philippe de Montebello, admired for his 32 outstanding years as director of the Met, speaks in Savannah at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. So wish I could be there. If you plan to be in the area, the event is free and open to the public.
Next up is the annual week-long happening, SCAD Style, April 25-29. A complete schedule of free, public events related to interior design, fibers and fashion will soon be available here. Look for Anthro's Glen Senk in Savannah, multifaceted Waris Ahluwalia (designer, actor, one of the creative forces behind To India with Love) in Atlanta and Savannah, The Sartorialist, also in both cities and Derek Lam in Savannah.
Jacqueline Susann and the Style of the 1960s: The 45th Anniversary of Valley of the Dolls encompasses lectures and a documentary in both locations and an exhibition in Savannah. The show's curators Whitney Robinson and Lisa Bishop will be on hand for these events.
Adding more flair to the week, the two Georgia campuses will screen Bill Cunningham New York.
[Detail view Lilly Pulitzer fabric]
And speaking of visual punch, here's a nice feature about young SCAD grads, Paige Smith and Victoria Davis and the contemporary textiles they design for Lilly Pulitzer.