SCAD Style 2011 kicks off Monday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah College of Art and Design will host SCAD Style 2011, the university's signature style and design event from April 25 to April 29.

The series features world-renowned artists, designers and industry professionals and highlights several of the college's programs of study, including fashion, fibers and interior design. All lectures are free and open to the public.

During SCAD Style, students and the public will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, exhibitions and film screenings from well-known artists, designers and industry professionals.

SCAD Style 2011 schedule:  
4 p.m.,  SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
Derek Lam is a multi-Council of Fashion Designers of America Award-winning designer.

3:30 p.m., SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
"The Sartorialist" Scott Schuman, founder and photographer behind "The Sartorialist." 5:30 p.m., SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.

Waris Ahluwalia is the jewelry designer behind the House of Waris, known for its exquisite jewelry handcrafted by artisans in India using traditional artisanal techniques. This past year he was inducted as an official member of the CFDA and placed on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List. He was anointed British GQ's #2 best dressed man internationally and included in Vogue's 10 Most Impactful People of 2010.

5:30 p.m., SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
Screening: "Bill Cunningham New York," a documentary about the New York Times photographer.

4:30 p.m., SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
Glen Senk is the director and chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc., which includes six retail brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir, a luxury brand for Anthropologie, and BHLDN, their new bridal gown line.

Friday: 4 p.m., SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
"Jacqueline Susann and the Style of the 1960s: The 45th Anniversary of Valley of the Dolls"

Executive directors of the Jacqueline Susann Archive Whitney Robinson and Lisa Bishop, fashion designer Lisa Perry, literary agent and editor Ira Silverberg, and fashion historian and owner of Decades vintage boutique in Los Angeles Cameron Silver, will discuss the book and its fashion impact.

Accompanying the discussion will be a rarely-seen behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the book and the film, according to SCAD.

Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., Savannah, April 25 to June 24. There will be a multidimensional exhibition that showcases the essence of Jacqueline Susann's style and her continuing influence on the world of fashion.

For a complete schedule of events at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah, go to

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