DESIGNER OF THE WEEK – CHRISTIAN DIOR

DESIGNER OF THE WEEK – CHRISTIAN DIOR!

Christian Dior was a French designer that revolutionized the fashion industry.

Born in Granville, France in 1905, to a wealthy family, Dior’s interest in art began early. On the path of becoming an architect or diplomat, Dior, listened to his gut, and convinced his father to buy him an art gallery. After 3 years, the gallery closed, due to the Great Depression, and his father losing his fortune. To make money, Dior began doing fashion sketches, and shortly afterwards found himself working for the great fashion designer Robert Piguet. Piguet gave Dior the opportunity to design three (3) collections. Dior would later say ‘Robert Piguet taught me the virtues of simplicity through which true elegance must come.’

While at Piguet, Dior worked alongside Pierre Balmain. Dior left Piguet, when he was called for military duty.

In 1946, with the backing of Marcel Boussac, one of the wealthiest men in France, the Dior fashion house was founded. Dior changed the attitude of France, because at a time when fabric was being rationed out, post war, Dior’s designs were extravagant and called for long yards of fabric.  ‘Dior’s designs were more voluptuous than the boxy, fabric-conserving shapes of the recent World War II styles, influenced by the rations of fabric,’ says editor-n-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow.  The ‘New Look’ revolutionized women’s dress and reestablished Paris as the centre of the fashion world after World War II.

A young Yves Saint Lauren came to work for Dior. Prior to Dior’s passing, he made Yves the head designer.

At the time of Dior’s death, his fashion house was earning more than $20 million annually.

Dior ..…

  • Revolutionized the fashion industry, post war, with his New Look
  • Start a global fashion industry
  • 1st to license his name to complete a full look (shoes, gloves, hat, etc)
  • 1st fashion designer featured on the cover of TIME Magazine

Today, Dior is owned by Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group. Dior itself holds 42.36% shares of and 59.01% voting rights within LVMH. Sidney Toledano has been the CEO since 1997.

PEARLS – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2020!

PEARLS HEADED TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (FEB 7TH – FEB 9TH)

We are so thankful for our partnership with IMG Models, the producers of NYFW. For the past 3 seasons they have provided VIP tickets for our students of Pearl School of Modeling to attend their fashion shows! Our students receive the opportunity to experience world class fashion shows as well as exposure to the various careers in the fashion industry! #WeArePearls #PearlSchoolofModeling #ALadyNamedPearl

Congrats to our students selected to attend: Makenzie Bowman, Jeniah Dukes, Kelsey Johnson

These students receive the honor of attending our trip based on two qualifications:

They have completed two semesters of training at Pearl School of Modeling, and crossed over into the Sisterhood, moreover, have received the title of ‘Pearl of the Class’ for achieving the most points during a given semester.

 

Pearl at New York Fashion Week

 

Watch this video below of our past visit at NYFW!

MIAMI – PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING

 


Pearl School of Modeling 501c3 mission is to shape the confidence of girls and women to become future leaders through modeling, leadership and entrepreneurship!
Congrats to Amelia on being ‘Pearl of the Class’ for our Fall 2019 Miami Branch. As a prize, she received a photo shoot. Thank you to NY photographer Eugene Manning Photography!

Interested in applying for our Spring semester? Learn more at aladynamedpearl.com
#wearepearls #pearlschoolofmodeling

 

PEARLS MODEL FOR DAVID’S BRIDAL

The ‘Pearls’ of Pearl School of Modeling served as models for David’s Bridal grand opening at the Mall of Georgia, in Buford, GA on Thursday, January 9th, 2020!

David’s Bridal is a clothier in the United States that specializes in wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear. It is the largest American bridal-store chain. 

 

Click on link below, to watch video. 

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING CELEBRATES 5 YEARS IN ATLANTA!

On Sunday, December 1st, Pearl School of Modeling, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, celebrated its 5 year anniversary in downtown Atlanta, at Bio Bio The Beauty Place. Guests in attendance were Kasim Reed (59th Mayor of Atlanta), Trina Parks (1st African American Bond Woman), Terri J Vaughn (Director, Actress) and Rashan Ali (Host of Sister Circle).

Terri J Vaughn and Rashan Ali were honored with the ‘Pearl of Excellence’ Award in a celebration that highlighted students of Pearl School of Modeling in a fashion show featuring Atlanta designers Batu Collections, Geek Junky, Tutus N U, Bahel Wear, and Kulture Couture. Moreover, students presented entrepreneurship projects created at the school.

Heart felt testimonials were given throughout the event from parents and students on the impact the school served in their lives. 

The event was hosted by Mo Quick, radio personality of Streetz 94.5FM, and Renee Knorr served as the Fashion Show commentator. 

Thank you to our sponsors Bio Bio The Beauty Place, The Opp Group, Lavish Event Planning and Decor, Sam’s Club, Women’s Wealth Warriors, Pink House Pretty, UltraRhythms, Kaiya B Couture, BOP TV.

Thank you to our photographers, production staff, and volunteers.

PSM is now accepting students for its Spring 2020 semester. For more info visit aladynamedpearl.com/school

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARD

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARD

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy Receives 2019 Best of Atlanta Award

Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement

ATLANTA December 6, 2019 — A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy has been selected for the 2019 Best of Atlanta Award in the Modeling School category by the Atlanta Award Program.

Each year, the Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Atlanta Award Program

The Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Atlanta Award Program

CONTACT:
Atlanta Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@2019organization-awardsadvisory.com
URL: http://www.2019organization-awardsadvisory.com

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Pearl Modeling for Zuvaa

Pearl models for Zuvaa. For more on great fashions visit zuvaa.com

Santa Baby

Listen to Santa Baby sung by A Lady Named Pearl.

A Lady Named Pearl performs Santa Baby, arranged by Art Beam and Ken Gregory. Recorded at 800 East Studios in Atlanta, GA.


WEEK 3 – MOCK COMP CARDS

Week 3 – The #RisingPearls of Pearl School of Modeling practiced on poses to build mock compcards.

Vote In Style Fashion Show!

Vote In Style Fashion Show
Vote In Style Fashion Show is an event focused on increasing voter awareness amongst women in the state of Georgia for our upcoming election.

On Friday, Oct 26th, we will be hosting a “Vote In Style”  fashion show featuring top designers and present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. This event will be held at the Phillip Rush Center, in Atlanta, GA. Doors open at 7:30pm!

#VoteInStyle | The Movement
Vote In Style, created by famed songwriter Kipper Jones; in partnership with A Lady Named Pearl Foundation, conducts action and advocacy and is a non-profit 501c3 focused on women’s beauty and leadership.

Friday, October 26th, 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Phillip Rush Center (Annex) 1530 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA

FREE EVENT

7:30pm : Doors Open
8:00pm : Pearl Welcomes Audience
8:10pm: Kipper Jones, famed songwriter, political advocate
Discussion on voting process, candidates, and positions/issues for upcoming Georgia election (non-partisan)
8:40pm: Students from Pearl School of Modeling present designs with focus on concept “Vote”
9:00pm: Vote In Style Fashion Show featuring top designs from Tracy Nicole Clothing and S. Denton Collection
9:30pm : Close with performance by A Lady Named Pearl

RSVP at voteinstyle.eventbrite.com