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Modernism Week adds fashion, food and drink events

Modernism Week is more than two months away and many events are already sold out. That's a sure sign of the momentum and popularity the event has created since its inception in 2006.

Good thing a plethora of new events including fashion, food and cocktail soirees were added Tuesday to broaden the selection.

Modernism Week - which celebrates all things midcentury modern from architecture and design to art and culture - runs for 11 days from Feb. 11-21.

A new location for CAMP, a home base of sorts which hosts many events, has also been announced. It moves to The Alley, 333 S. Palm Canyon Dr., the former 1957 J.W. Robinson Department Store designed by Pereira & Luckman. The home goods store will close in late January after 40 years.

Jon Hamm, left, and Matthew Weiner celebrate the final

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Some of the new events added include:

“Mad Men Day:” Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will participate in one of three panel discussions held at the Annenberg Theater on Feb. 18 followed by an exclusive VIP party at the historic Cody-designed Abernathy House in Palm Springs. Janie Bryant the costume designer from Mad Men, will participate in another panel moderated by Trina Turk. And the third panel will include the prop and set decor designers, moderated by David Keeps of the Los Angeles Times. Cost is $25-$175.

"Lisa Perry: Off the Runway:” The New York fashion designer who also owns Barney’s with her husband Richard, has a collection of vintage couture clothing from the 60s and 70s. On Feb. 20 at Modernism Week CAMP, she will take the audience on a retrospective of her brand showcasing the vintage pieces that inspired her. Shari Applebaum will serve as host. Cost is $25.

Your Signature Modernist Style: Presented by Susan Stein, producer of Fashion Week El Paseo and William Squire, a model, stylist and author of “Your Signature Style.” On Feb. 19 at CAMP, the two will lead a presentation on how to achieve the best modernist look. And a few lucky guests will be selected to participate in a makeover. Cost $25.

Night at the Frank Sinatra Estate: Join Glenfiddich whiskey ambassador Jennifer Wren on Feb. 19 for a whiskey flight tasting and signature cocktails at the Frank Sinatra Palm Springs estate designed by E. Stewart Williams. Cost $125.

Cuban Dinner Party: Shari Belafonte will prepare her favorite Cuban dishes as she recalls her Castro-era visits to Cuba with her legendary father and entertainer Harry Belafonte. Cost $250.

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