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Vintage Modernism Week Event Raises Funds for Isaiah Temple

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One of over 50 events that took place over the past four days Autumn preview of Modernism week was the Vintage event organized, which took place in the transformed mid-century modern ballroom Isaiah Temple / Louis and Florence Kitsis Jewish Community Center in Palm Springs where Rabbi Steven Rosenberg greeted a hardy crowd that started off with the excited 9am ‘first dibs’ of vintage collectors crashing into the door.

Private retailers and resellers from across California, Arizona, Oregon and Florida showcased their high-end and hard-to-find vintage clothing, textiles, jewelry and accessories at this upscale venue.

Mitchell karp, chairman of the board of directors of Temple Isaiah and owner of Mitchell’s Palm Springs, who is the creator and coordinator of Curated Vintage, shared that his goal was to have a high show, and as such, he invited the vendors he works with and knows to participate. Karp grew up surrounded by fashion when his parents owned a large clothing store. When asked who his customers are now, Karp said that in addition to a global online customer, in-person shoppers are primarily from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

The vintage event held for Modernism Week is the brainchild of Mitchell Karp, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Temple Isaiah and owner of Mitchell's Palm Springs.

Event provider Jennie walker of Walker / Viden Luxury Shipments in Pasadena, home to Moschino’s largest collection on the West Coast, is a friend of Karp’s and is also president, creative director and host of Closet Conversations, a new podcast that highlights resale, consignment, and style.

A highlight of the event was the appearance of the Emmy Award winner Brenda Cooper, celebrity stylist, costume designer, color expert and inspirational speaker who, at Walker’s invitation, attended the event to support her friend and her lifelong passion for all things vintage. “I have had the chance to dress some of the greatest actors and create some really memorable characters with my Silhouette Solution system,” Cooper said. “When it comes to dressing, I know for sure: every outfit tells a story … What story do you want to tell?”

Brenda Cooper and Jennie Walker show off colorful duds at the vintage event on October 16, 2021.

Cooper clearly knows a thing or two about building a story, even a storyline around a fashion piece, as there are certain TV shows – for example, “Sex and the City” and “The Golden Girls” – in which the wardrobe becomes a character. of its own. “The Nanny,” starring Fran Drescher as New Yorker nanny Fran Fine, definitely falls into this category. As the show’s costume designer, Cooper single-handedly developed Drescher’s legacy as a fashion icon who redefined fashion on a budget for so many.

Asked about her fashion solution, Cooper said, “This is a radically simple and universally flattering system for dressing using your existing clothes with a touch of novelty. It basically provides a method that transforms the way you will view your clothes, your style, and ultimately yourself.

Mark your calendars for February 2022 when this event repeats itself, with a spectacular fashion show. Cooper will also be on hand to sign copies of his new book, The Silhouette Solution: Using What You Have to Get the Look You Want, which features a preface by Drescher and will be released the same month.

Part of the proceeds from this event were donated to the Isaiah Temple.

For more information on Modernism Week or to donate, visit modernismweek.com or email [email protected] Find information about Cooper at brendacooper.com, Karp at mitchellsps.com, and Walker at walkerviden.com.

A longtime Coachella Valley resident, Donna Sturgeon has deep roots in this community as an entrepreneur, program consultant, community connector and educator in a variety of industry sectors. When not writing, Sturgeon enjoys hiking, yoga, travel, fashion, music, and the arts.

Vintage event organized

Saturday, October 6, 2021

Isaiah Temple, Palm Springs

Enjoying Modernism week and Isaiah temple

How to help: visit modernismweek.com or templeisaiah.com to donate