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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Socially Scene by j00lngela Cornacchio Boston Fashion Week will take place October 5 th through 11 th. This year's edition, will be dedicated to the late fashionista Marilyn Riseman. (Photo by Cheryl Richards) Socially Scene Preview ... Once Labor Day has passed and temperatures take that shocking drop; it only means one thing, Fashion Weeks around the world! This year Boston Fashion. Week will take place Octo- ber 5 th. through the I.I th and will be dedicated to the late Marilyn Riseman, a fashion legend in our city. The Boston Fashion Week organization is inviting this year's designers/event pro- ducers to keep one front row seat open as a tribute to Marilyn Riseman's lifetime commitment to the art of fashion and her tire- less support of our creative community. The School of Fashion Design will be creating an installation called Marilyn & Me in the lobby of their Newbury Street location. It will be unveiled during Bos- ton Fashion Week in honor of Marilyn Riseman, and be on .display throughout the month of. October. Getting your photo taken with the local fashion icon was a rite of passage for many. Anyone fortunate enough to have shared a moment and taken a photo with Marilyn is invited to share it with the School of Fashion Design. The project, equal parts heart, history, and haute couture is meant to represent the many lives Marilyn Rise- man has touched in our community. You are able to email photos to marilynandme s f d @gmaiL corru Please be sure to include your full name, email ad- dress, and any message you'd like to share. I will be listing the full and official schedule in next week's Socially Scene col- umn. You can "also access what is currently in place at For now here are a few highlights, currently at the Museum of Fine Arts through March 8, 2015 is, "Hollywood Glamour: Fash- ion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen." Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen presents designer gowns and exquis- ite jewelry from the 1930s and '40s -- the most glam- orous years of Hollywood film. The exhibition focuses on the iconic style, of sultry starlets of the period, includ- ing Gloria Swanson, Anna May Wong, Greta Garbo, Marlene DietriCh, MaeWest and Joan Crawford. Hollywood style in this era was a blend of on- and off- screen fashion and accesso- lies, including dramatic cos- tumes created for the screen by famous designers "such .. as Adrian, Travis Banton and Chanel. Dazzling jewelry from makers of that era like Trabert & Hoeffer- Mauboussin and Paul Flato. Along with eye-catching gowns once worn by famous figures and the sparkling jewels that contributed to their allure from the MFA and private collections. Pho- tography by Edward Steichen along with period photo- graphs, film stills and film: clips capture the style of the silver screen era. Enjoy a glimpse of Hollywood in the Golden Age of glamour. The exhibit will be on dis- play at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the Loring Gallery of Textiles (Gallery 276) located at 465 Hunting- ton Avenue, Boston. Visit w w w. mfa. o rg / exhibitions / hollywood-glamour for more information or call the mu- seum at 617-267-9300. Thursday, October 2 nd at 6:00 pm enjoy Descience -- Research on the Runway, presented by Descience and The Koch Institute for ArtWeek. You can explore Descience, a project that fuses the world of Science and fashion into a unique symbiotic relationship. Ex- clusively for ArtWeek, Descience and The Koch In- stitute will allow the public to attend an interactive ex- hibition, where designers and scientists will be on hand to discuss and answer questions related to their science-inspired fashions.. Mix and mingle, watch vid- eos about the creative pro- cess and see how deeply art and science can collide to make something beautiful. All featured designs have recently been shown at a runway show in the MIT Media Lab judged by experts in the fields of science and fashion and you get to see a few of them now! The Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located at 500 Main Street, Cambridge and for more information, please email info@fashiondescience, com. Let the must see shows begin with a fashion favOr- ite on Tuesday, October 7 th 6:00 pm at R0yale Boston Nightclub. The night will benefit Dress forSuccess. Boston. For more details / boston, or at www.denise even grab a sneak peek at her boutique located at the InterContinental Bos- ton, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston or call 617-266-2296. Get into the groove with the new editions to Boston Fashion Week on October 84 at Emerald Lounge from 8:00' pm to 10:00pm for a luxury high fashion brand called Lator. The Boston debut of Carla Fernandez will be. on Thursday, October 9 th at 6:30 pm on the Catwalk in Calderwood Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston. Space is limited and there will be an after party in the courtyard with music by DJ Ricardo De Lima. To PUrchase your tickets, call 617-278=5156 . or visit www.gardnermuseum, org / calendar/catwalk, org. That was jus t a tasty tid- bit of what Boston Fashion Week has to offer! As always, the event crew encourages you to continue to seek out fashion professionals in the area, buy local, and be in- strumental in helping our local fashion industry thrive. Stay tuned to next week's Socially Scene column for a full listing of shows and. events. It is Never too Early to Start Thinking about Des- sert ... The 2014 New En- gland Dessert Showcase is the sixth edition of this annual fall rite .of passage on Sunday, October 12 th from 11:00 am to 5:30 pmat the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The 2014 New England Dessert Showcase will fea- ture the finest exhibitors from all over New England sampling fheir various de- signer desserts, chocolates, ice cream and more. Visitors can sample as much dessert as their heart desires and make this an all-day affair in one of Boston's most beau- tiful areas! VIP and Private Tasting ticket holders have the ex- tra chance to mingle and indulge the day before The Showcase festivities with the annual Kickoff Party. Everyone will enjoy compli- mentary appetizers, drinks and pastries. Space is lim- ited so be sure to RSVP once Making her Boston Fashion Week debut will be Carla Fernandez on October 9 th at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Photo by revisitiacodingo.eom) you have purchased your VIP or Private Tasting tickets. The New England Dessert Showcase is the premier dessert experience on the East Coast, bringing to- gether the finest dessert designers and their cre- ations to experience and enjoy. The New England Des- sert Showcase is your stop for  all things dessert! Be sure to mark your calendar. Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is located at 425 Sum- mer Street, Boston. To purchase tickets visit www.nedesserstshowcase.corru An Evening of Jazz .... Check out Mehmet Ali Sanlrkol & whatsnext in con- cert at Scullers Jazz Club Wednesday, October 1st at 8:00 pm. TurkiSh Cypriot Mehmet Ali Sanlpkol recently re- leased his new CD, titled whatsnext. Of the nine big band compositions on the disc, eight were composed between 1996 and 2000. By mixing exotic Turkish mu- sical sounds With jazz, the disc is truly.bilingual and features some of the best musicians in Boston and some fr0 New i York. whatsnext is cutting-edge, innovative and striking. ' This disc has it all. The con- certat Scullers promises to be an "extraordinary event. In addition to his primary instrument, piano, Sanlzkol also plays an end-blown flute called the ney, two double- reed pipes -- the zurna' and the duduk, a single reed pipe -- the sipsi, a short necked lute called the ud, 3 long- necked lutes--the saz, the fi telli and the tanbur, a "spike" fiddle called the rebab, several Western in- struments including guitar and drums and various sun- dry percussion instruments! And, that's not all, Mehmet is also a very fine vocalist as welll And at Scullers, Sanlpkol will debut his excit- ing high-tech new instru- ment, a Continuum Finger- board! This is an amazing new keyboard instrument that allows the player to "bend" notes, producing the microtonal sounds heard in traditional Turkish music. Scullers Jazz Club is 10- coted, in the DoubleTree Suites by the Hilton HOtel at 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston. Tickets are on sale at For more information, tickets and dinner/show packages, call 617-562-4111. HackingArts ... Will re= turn October 3rd-5th at MIT. Hacking Arts 2014 is back and better. The event has grown from two to three days and now includes a live kick: off performance by Grammy- nominated artist Ryan Leslie; a Hackathon ide- ation session led by Kiran Gandhi, M.I.A'.s drummer; incredible panelists such as Benji Rogers, CEO of Pledgemusic; Elliot Lum, VP of Strategic Marketing at Columbia Records; and Marco Tempest, cyber illu- sionist; virtual reality demos and insight from panelists like Laird Malamed from Oculus Rift; amazing APIs to hack on and fantastic prizes. They have also added three new panels, making eight total. Hacking Arts is a festival and hackathon at MIT's Media Lab exploring the intersection of arts, 'technol- ogy and entrepreneurship. Hacking Arts is designed to inspire new advances in the creative industries by fostlaboration among entrepreneurs, mu- sicians, artists, and engi- neers. To join in all the fun and for directions visit www.HackingArts, com. A Tasty Treat in the City ... Oktoberfest Der Beehive is upon us and you can cel- ebrate Oktoberfest with live music, food and beer at The Beehivel Head to The Beehive on Wednesday, October 8th for "Oktoberfest Der Beehive." Their annual event featur- ing Bavarian and German (Continued on Page 13)