Sandy Schreier

Couture Collector and Author Sandy Schreier to Speak at the Clark October 14

For Immediate Release

October 02, 2001

Sandy Schreier, who owns more than 10,000 museum quality pieces of 20th-century French couture, American fashion, and Hollywood costumes, will speak at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m. Her lecture "Hollywood Dressed and Undressed" is the second in the series "The Art of Fashion." Admission is free.

Schreier, who has been named one of America's Top 100 Collectors by Art & Antiques¸ owns such famous pieces as Rita Hayworth's gown from Gilda and Zsa Zsa Gabor's dress from Moulin Rouge. She has designed costumes for the Supremes and accessories for Yves Saint Laurent. Her styling for stage and screen includes Bette Midler's tour. Schreier regularly appears on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and American Movie Classics and has been profiled in People, Vogue, In Style, and The New York Times. She has curated costume exhibitions including Chic to Chic, which broke attendance records at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Selections from her collection have been exhibited at the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Schreier is the author of Hollywood Dressed & Undressed: A Century of Cinema Style, and the forthcoming Hollywood Gets Married.

The "Art of Fashion" lecture series will conclude on October 21, when Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give the talk "Haute Couture: Irreality and Seduction."

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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