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Book Review: "Prada: Catwalk" By Susannah Frankel

Dec 13, 2019
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Book review: Elaine Diehl reviews the 600+ page retrospective of the fashions designed by Prada, compiled in Prada: Catwalk by author Susannah Frankel.

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Courtesy Tessa Clark

Fashion designer Tessa Clark is home from New York after competing on season 17 of Project Runway. Clark made it all the way to the final five on the Bravo channel's fashion competition. Now the newly minted reality star returns to her passions, as the founder and creative director of her clothing line, Grind and Glaze. She also returns to a city buzzing with design talent.

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The kimono has been around for ages, but that doesn't mean the garb is sartorially stale. That is at least one takeaway from the Cincinnati Art Museum's latest exhibit, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style. The museum is offering a free preview of the show during Art After Dark on Friday from 5-10 p.m.

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Courtesy Tessa Clark

A local fashion designer makes her television debut when season 17 of Project Runway premieres March 14 at 8 p.m. on Bravo. Tessa Clark joins 15 other designers competing for a $250,000 prize on the reality TV fashion competition.

Louisville's Frazier History Museum is currently featuring a retrospective of the Haute Couture style and fashion of Mona Bismarck, a midcentury socialite from Kentucky who once carried the title Best Dressed Woman in the World. 

The Cincinnati Art Museum brings high fashion to Mt. Adams with their new exhibit High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

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A new exhibit opens Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum, celebrating a man who's been called "one of the most visionary American fashion designers of the 20th century." Though you may not know his name, you've seen his influence play out in the clothing world.