DRESSED, the inspiring documentary about self-taught clothing designer Nary Manivong, who defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to ultimately show his collection at New York’s famed Fashion Week, regionally premieres in Dallas at the historic Texas Theatre on Friday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m.
WHO: El Centro College, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design programs
WHAT: Southwest film debut of the documentary movie, DRESSED
WHY: Screening featuring personal appearances by Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger & David Swajeski
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. CDT
WHERE: The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208, (214) 948-1546
COST: $20.00 minimum suggested donation
Filmed on location in New York City, as well as Manivong’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, DRESSED beautifully illustrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit as Manivong navigates through one of the toughest businesses in the world – the fashion industry.
“I remember being inspired by the beauty of clothes, and what it would be like to create garments for the type of woman I want to dress,” said Manivong, who eventually partnered with Alexandria Hilfiger to begin their own design label, NAHM, which is an anagram of the two designers’ initials and also means “water” in Laotian. Manivong and Hilfiger debuted their first collection together this past February during the Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Both Manivong and Hilfiger will be attending the Dallas screening event, along with the film’s director David Swajeski and executive producer Maryanne Grisz.
A limited number of seats for this special premiere screening will be available to the public through the Texas Theatre and El Centro College. First opened in 1931 and recently restored to some of its original lavish grandeur, the Texas Theatre was briefly owned by renowned aviator and film producer Howard Hughes and later became infamously known as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended shortly after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
-Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlus Style and YouPlus Dallas, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.