Glamour and Fashion have usually been determined by Hollywood in the 20th and 21st century. Trends in clothing and movies have come and gone but the individuals responsible for starting what we see as beautiful and tres chic continue to inspire and create. There have been fashion houses that have been born and buried…some that have stood the test of time but only a few pioneers remain. In the world of fashion, beauty and appearance are everything. There must be a “Je ne sais quoi” about what is brought to the public, to inspire a twinkle in the eye of the fashion student and to make the public swoon. To set the “edge” between artistic beauty and outlandish design but remain on the fringe of normalcy or not is what the world of fashion strives for. There have been outlandish suits made of strange materials which will undoubtedly not catch on, bustiers that resemble the nose-cones of patriot missiles, cod pieces and huge geometric shapes that look painful not just to the eye but to wear.
Movies and film were also born of fashion. From the first moving pictures, we were graced with images of people dancing in tuxedos and ball gowns…quaffed hair and pencil mustaches smiling heartily whilst enjoying the nightlife. In the latter films new genres were created for the publics’ viewing pleasure…for example, the western was born and Frankenstein’s’ monster scared children, young women and even the rough and tough roustabout for years to come. Yet, through it all, much like fashion the films were about art and pleasing the eye.
The films were meant to astound you and inspire inspiration…to make the mind wander and race, exploring all possibilities of the imagination.
Lastly there are the thespians and models that combined both of these eclectic worlds to make and create what we consider today’s media. They are our heroes, our role-models, our mentors and our teachers…and above all they are artists and they have contributed so much to the growth of our society. The individual we are presenting to you is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations and has worked alongside the National Alliance for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Maltreatment she has also contributed to many other charities.
That is why we here at the Brilliant Lecture Series are proud to celebrate and announce one of the artists that has contributed greatly to our lives and dreams: Ms. Sophia Loren. Now keep in mind, Ms. Sophia Loren has never shared much of her private life and this will be your one and only opportunity to see her live in person. So get your tickets…Ms. Sophia Loren will be arriving on May 10, 2013 to lecture at Houston’s Wortham Center. The lecture starts at 7pm.