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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 26, 2010 Page 9 bg d-Iilda _511. Morrill In this file photo Yolanda is pictured with fashion designer Bob Mackie wearing one of his spectacular creations. Known for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs, Mackie is often called "the sultan of sequins" or "the rajah of rhine- stones." (Circa 1998). (File photo) In our'February 19 "So- cially Set" column, we noted that Boston's "First Lady of Fashion," the one-and-only Yolanda Cellucci, win serve as Honorary Co-Chair of a new fundraising effort at Lasell College in Newton. We are delighted to learn that the College will host a special high-fashion exhibit celebrating the life and ca- reer of the Boston fashion icon from April 6th through the 18th at the College's Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center. "The Art of Fashion: The Yolanda Collection," opens on the 6th with a presenta- tion by Yolanda at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this special talk in the Yamawaki Audito- rium. The exhibit, which includes more than 30 glamorous gowns donated by Yolanda to Lasell's Fashion Collec- tion, will be dis- played in the Wedeman Gallery at Yamawaki and is open to the pub- lic through the 18% In exciting news, the Lasell show precedes an upcoming 2012 Boston Museum of Fine Arts exhibit also celebrating Yolanda's career. "I'm very pleased to be able to share these garments with the commu- nity at this ex- hibit and with the students of Lasell. The students will have access to these designs for many years to come since they will be a permanent part of the Lasell Fashion Collection," said Yolanda. The designer gowns repre- sent fashions from the 1 9NO's-2OOO's including original designs from Bob Mackie, Mary McFadden, Steven Yearick, Oscar de la Renta and others. The donation of the gowns to the collection is valued at approximately S 150,000. "This is an amazing dona- tion from Yolanda and is an example of her commitment to fashion and the instruc- tion of fashion design. I am very honored to be part of the upcoming Art of Ken Gloss, noted Boston bookseller and owner of The Brattle Book Shop, has made close to a dozen ap- pearances on PBS's hit se- ries "Antiques Roadshow." He is pictured here at the 2007 Boston Public Library's "Literary Lights" gala. (File photo by Roger Farrington) Fashion exhibit celebrat- ing the incredible life of Yolanda," said Anne Vallely, a Professor in Laselrs Fash- ion Department. Lasell's Fashion Collection is considered a "working collection," where students study designs, stitching and workmanship as part of their coursework. In her some 40 years as a leading retailer in the Greater Boston Area, Yolanda has been the recipient of the Retailer of the Year award and has been given an honorary doctorate from Newbury College for her encouragement to young people to follow their dreams. Yolanda has devoted much time, goods and services to community and charitable Bello Nock, named "America's Best Clown" by T/me magazine, makes his long-awaited return to the Big Apple Circus with his daredevil stunts and child-like humor. "Bello is Back:" begins its 25th Anniversary Boston season on Saturday, April 3 and runs for 68 performances through Sunday, May 16, under the Big Top at Boston City Hall Plaza. For tickets or more information, call 888-541-3750 or visit (Photo by Bertrand Guay, Big Apple Circus) causes and serves on the Board of the Reagle Players in Waltham, the community where her shop was located and where she and family lived for many years. She's been an active member and supporter of The Fash- ion Group and has been profiled in the media locally and nationally on many occasions. An innovative educational institution for nearly 160 years, Lasell is an indepen- dent coeducational college emphasizing the integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to bachelor's and master's de- grees. The campus is situ- ated on a 50-acre campus eight miles from downtown Boston. Adjacent to the College is Lasell Village, the first-of-its-kind, college- sponsored retirement com- munity with a learning man- date that has drawn interna- tional attention. For more information, be sure to visit ....... Congratulations are in order! According to a recent Downtown Crossing Partnership update from President Rosemarie San- sone, Brattle Book Shop pro- prietor Ken Gloss appeared recently on New England Cable News to discuss the rapidly escalating value of rare signed books, such as those signed by J.D. Salinger. Gloss has been on TV a numbcr of times over the past couple of years -- in- cluding almost a dozen ap- pearances on PBS's hit se- ries "Antiques Roadshow." For more information about the legendary Brattle Book Shop, which has been in business since the early 1800s, please call the store at 617-542-0210. To find out more about be- coming a member of the Downtown Crossing Partner- ship or to sign up for updates, call 617-482-2139 or email ....... The Boston Sym- /" phony Orchestra will hold l a food drive at Symphony Hall in conjunction with Bos- ton Symphony Orchestra performances of Mendels- sohn's stirring dramatic ora- We share one more photo from the recent opening of "The 2010 DeCordova Biennial" of New England artists at the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln. Pictured are Erica DeMarco of Milton, left, and Barbara Lee of Brookline. The event was highlighted in the March 12 "Socially Set" column. (Photo by Roger Farrington) torio "Elijah" on Thursday, April 1; Friday, April 2; and Saturday, April 3, to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. The BSO's food drive is taking place in connec- tion with "Orchestras Feed- ing America," a nationwide project of the League of American Orchestras, which represents the nation's pro- fessional, volunteer, and youth orchestras. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is also teaming up with The Orcater Dos- ton Food Bank to offer a Virtual Aid Food Drive at /fooddrive. Receptacles for the BSO's food drive at Symphony Hall will be available at both the Massachusetts Avenue and Cohen Wing entrances, be- fore concerts and during con- cert intermissions. Though patrons with tick- ets to these concerts are (Continued on Page 13) DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530