Mint Museum Auxiliary Presents a Morning with Lela Rose
New York fashion meets Charlotte art. New York based-fashion designer and author Lela Rose will speak at the Mint Museum Auxiliary’s Annual Fall EnrichMINT Forum Wednesday morning at the Mint Museum. Rose will discuss her experience as a fashion designer and her appreciation of art and entertaining.
Based in New York City, her fashion collection includes designer separates, accessories and jewelry, as well as bridal gowns and accessories. She worked under designers Christian Francis Roth and Richard Tyler before launching her own collection in 1996. In 2001, she designed dresses worn by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush at their father’s presidential inauguration. Rose debuted her first bridal collection in 2006. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rose graduated from the University of Colorado where she studied painting and sculpture. She would eventually attend Parsons School of Design.
Ms. Rose will discuss her love of art, her design aesthetic, as well as her passion for entertaining, which lead her to write Pret-A-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining. The Lela Rose label is sold locally at Neiman Marcus.
The event will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and tickets are still available for purchase here. Proceeds benefit The Mint Museum. After the event, Rose will sell and sign copies of her book.
The Fall EnrichMINT Forum is the kick-off event of the Auxiliary’s 2016-2017 Room to Bloom celebration series. Organized in 1956, the Mint Museum Auxiliary raises funds and supports the Mint Museum, which is marking its 80th year this year. To date, the Auxiliary has donated over $13 million to The Mint Museum including more than 3,800 works of art.