Billed as 10 Days of Modern Love in Palm Springs, the fifth annual Modernism Week begins this Friday, the 12th (with a preview party on Thursday night) and runs through the February 21st. The Festival has grown steadily each year and has recently been featured in such publications as TIME.com, LATimes.com, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.
Amongst the 45 special events taking place during the festival, three especially caught my eye –
1) A world premier screening of a film about architect Bill Krisel’s career and legacy of Alexander homes that he designed during the 50’s.
2) A Celebrity Home Tour of homes belonging to Frank Sinatra, Frederick Lowe, Dinah Shore, Peter Lawford and concluding with a reception at the Elizabeth Taylor Estate.
3) A retro exploration of foods from the 1950’s and 1960’s put on by Chef Jonny Vee with Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price.
Of course, the annual Modernism Show and Sale will be back at the Convention Center as a part of the opening weekend, February 12-14, and the classic car show returns later in the week. Amongst the new offerings will be a Vintage Fashion Show and a show of those archetypical silver bullet-shaped Airstream Trailers.
To read about all events and to purchase tickets, go to Modernism Week. It’s all très chic!