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Lynn Downey talks about Levi Strauss at the Autry Nat’l Center, Sun., Jan. 25

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Author Lynn Downey, company historian for Levi Strauss & Co. speaks about the legacy of maverick entrepreneur Levi Strauss. Using vintage photographs, advertisements and artifacts from the company’s extensive archives, Ms. Downey will chronicle the firm’s riveting story from its inception through today.  And as a special treat, she will bring with her what is archived as the oldest pair of Levis for the audience to view.

Ms. Downey will also be joined by Carole Frances Lung, who is an instructor with the Fashion Design Program at California State University Los Angeles. Ms. Lung will share how the program’s out of the box pedagogy, prepares students for careers in fashion design and the apparel industry. Then view the innovative designs of 10 emerging fashion designers. Each student was given a bolt of denim and tasked with creating new functions and designs for the 21st century. Designs will be modeled during the program.


Sunday, January 25, 2009 • 2–4 pm, Wells Fargo Theater, Griffith Park (free with museum admission).  A brief reception follows. RSVP to 323.667.2000, ext. 250

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA, 90027-1462


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