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The Westmoreland’s ‘Art as Fashion’ event to feature Met Gala organizer

Shirley McMarlin
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will host “Art as Fashion: A Behind-the-Scenes View of the Met Gala and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center” on May 24. The event will include fashions created by Seton Hill University students. From left, students Noah Zaken, Trenae Waller and Halle Polechko model their creations at a 2017 Art as Fashion event.

What goes into staging the Met Gala, the annual fashion extravaganza benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City?

Get the inside scoop at “Art as Fashion: A Behind-the-Scenes View of the Met Gala and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center” a red carpet cocktail party planned for 6:30 p.m. May 24 at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

Featured guest will be Clyde B. Jones III, senior vice president for institutional advancement at the Metropolitan Museum.

“Clyde Jones and his Development staff plan the famous Met Gala. They oversee an army of designers, event planners, caterers, florists and media and security specialists, who make ‘The Party of the Year’ a reality each spring,” The Westmoreland says.

Overseen by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the Met Gala draws international celebrities from the worlds of fashion, entertainment and sports, often in elaborate dress inspired by an annual theme. The gala supports the Anna Wintour Costume Center, a collection of nearly 50,000 garments from the 18th century to present.

The Westmoreland’s cocktail-attire evening will feature:

• Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and a show of red carpet creations by Seton Hill University Art and Fashion students.

• Presentation by Jones on the Met Gala; questions will be answered.

• Dessert, more music and the opportunity to meet with Jones.

Art as Fashion is sponsored by The Committee for The Westmoreland and supports the museum’s educational programming.

A ticket is $150. Attendance is limited to 125 guests.

Details: 888-718-4253 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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