Celebrity stylists Joan Calabrese and Mary Jane Tomasino will discuss how their Italian upbringing has defined their life and unique cultural designs.
In 1975, Joan Calabrese started working at home designing children's clothes, which have been sold to royalty and celebrities worldwide. Her couture collection is displayed at some of the most renowned department stores as well as part of a permanent collection at the Metropolitan's Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Mary Jane Tomasino inherited her love for detail and quality from her Neapolitan grandfather, a tailor of fine clothing for detail and quality. She has been designing exquisite children's baptismal, communion, and special-occasion clothing for her company, Christie Helene, for over 23 years.
Meet the designers and preview the newest designs from their 2014 collection. Sponsored by Sacred Heart Gifts and Apparel in Mahopac, NY. Light reception will follow. Advance registration and prepayment is required.
Address: One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
About Westchester Italian Cultural Center
The Westchester Italian Cultural Center preserves, promotes and celebrates the rich heritage of classic and contemporary Italian culture by encouraging an appreciation of the Italian language, arts and letters, history, cuisine and commerce through educational programs, exhibits and events.