Calendar of Events for April 2011


Happening Now
Magical Elves, Inc., the production company behind such award-winning shows as Project Runway and Top Chef, is now casting Academy of Art University students for a TV Documentary Series. The show will follow selected students’ journey through the year ahead. Students were sent an email from the Academy directing them to submit auditions through this site, where you canalso find more information:

Friday, April 1
Beyond the Front Row hosts a Discussion/Q&A with style icon Patrick McDonald

79 New Montgomery Auditorium
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Beyond the Front Row welcomes Patrick McDonald for a discussion /Q&A about his fashionable experiences and iconic dandy style. Patrick has appeared in numerous publications including the books: “The Style Makers”, “American Fashion Menswear”, and most recently “Four Famous Dandies”. Patrick is a strong supporter of the University’s show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and always has a front row seat! Jim Howard, illustrator of “Four Famous Dandies” paper doll book will also participate.
The discussion/Q&A will be moderated by Hersha Steinbock and Dino-Ray Ramos.

Wednesday, April 6 + Wednesday, April 27
Beyond the Front Row’s General Meetings

79 New Montgomery Theatre
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where Style Meets Substance. Meet other members; learn about the club, the events, and opportunities to volunteer. All AAU students are welcome! Make sure you visit their Facebook ( Twitter ( pages! Please feel free to email with any questions!

Friday, April 15
Discarded to Divine preview
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Attend “Friday Nights at the de Young” and preview the fashions and home décor selected for this year’s Discarded to Divine to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society and their services to people battling poverty, homelessness, and domestic violence. The preview includes creations by School of Fashion students and alumni. Free. Open to the public.

Friday, April 15***CORRECTION*** Friday, April 22
New Generations Student Showcase
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
6:00pm – 8:30pm
New Generations Student Showcase presents the work of students from local universities, colleges, and art schools that respond to the theme “Where To? The Call of the Times.” Students from various disciplines will be exhibiting works of art, presenting live music performances, spoken word, and dance. The School of Fashion’s FSH 478 Editorial Styling class is also contributing to the event with a special display inspired by the current “Balenciaga and Spain“ exhibition at the de Young Museum. Free. Open to the public.

Thursday, April 28
Discarded to Divine
The Hall at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Discarded to Divine features a collection of one-of-a-kind fashioncreations and exquisite home décor created from discarded clothing and materials. School of Fashion students and alumni participate each year. The event benefits the St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco. For more information and to purchase tickets ($75-$250), visit

Save the Dates for May:
Wednesday, May 4th 3:00pm (location TBD)
Gladys Perint Palmer will host a discussion/Q&A with School of Fashion Guests of Honor

Thursday, May 5th 3:00pm at 601 Brannan
University Friends and Family Fashion Show hosted by the School of Fashion. All welcome.