Erté and Madame Walska: A Lecture by Louise Coffey-Webb
Join us for an afternoon of fashion history as Louise Coffey-Webb presents an exploration into the relationship between famed theatrical designer and fashion illustrator Erté and Madame Ganna Walska. Ms. Coffey-Webb has worked in film and with institutions such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum, Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection, Sony Pictures Entertainment Archives, and Warner Brothers Museum. Madame favored Erté’s operatic designs, and her collection ultimately found a home at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The garden opens at 1:30 PM, and the lecture begins at 2:30 in the sunken drawing room. Light afternoon tea will be served following the lecture.