Erickson Beamon Presents “Deca-Dance”

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With a special performance by The Citizens Band Thursday, February 9th 2012 8:30pm – 10:00pm

For Fall/Winter 2012, Erickson Beamon will show it’s first ready-to-wear collection at Milk Studios on Thursday, February 9th from 8:30 to 10pm. The presentation will include a collection of dresses handcrafted by Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon. The Citizens Band will perform for this season’s soiree titled “Deca-Dance”.

Inspired by 1920’s and 30’s burlesque in Berlin and the traveling carnivals that defined the “dirty thirties,” this Erickson Beamon collection evokes a dark, sensual boudoir feeling. Slip and cocktail dresses are embellished with signature Erickson Beamon elements: a crystal brooch made with Swarovski Elements adorns the neckline, chain drapes along the shoulder, crystals fall to the hem. In true Erickson Beamon fashion, each piece is individually dyed in brilliant jewel tones (lustrous black, raisin, bottle green, bordeaux, indigo). Who better to translate the intensity and depth of precious gems into fabric and lace? The result is timeless, handcrafted luxury.

Studio 4 at Milk Studios will be transformed into a provocative salon, the perfect milieu to showcase the world of Erickson Beamon. Guests are invited to enjoy this ‘show within a show’: models and dancers revel from the lounge while The Citizens Band performs.

Erickson Beamon
Very few designers can claim to have dressed both the First Lady and Lady Gaga, but fewer share the imagination of jewelers Erickson Beamon. Founded by Michigan natives Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon in 1983, Erickson Beamon jewelry dazzles worldwide, pioneering the coveted, handcrafted necklaces that are their trademark. Erickson Beamon has collaborated with the world’s leading designers including Jil Sander, Alexander Mcqueen, Givenchy, Dior, Zac Posen & Donna Karan. Celebrity clients include Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, and Katy Perry.

Swarovski Elements
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is the premium brand for the finest crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski. The designers’ choice since the founding of the company in 1895, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS provides creative talents from the fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior design and lighting industries with the latest on-trend innovations. Available in a myriad of colors, effects, shapes and sizes, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS offer designers a fabulous palette of inspiration. Born out of passion for detail and high-precision cutting, they impart refined glamour to everything they embellish.

The Citizens Band
Hailing from a fantastic neverland that lies somewhere between a carnival sideshow and Weimar Berlin, The Citizens Band is a sexy, raucous, collaborative cabaret troupe. Offering a unique blend of elegant acrobatics and melodious song, The Citizens Band’s primary goal is to entertain, but always with a sharp jab of the elbow to remind their audience of the state of the world and their place in it. Their style is influenced by early Weimar Republic cabaret and Vaudeville, where the fun and bawdy was mixed with awareness of socio-political and economic issues.

Press Contacts
Mandie Erickson- mandie(at)seventhhousepr(dot)com
Jennifer Levitt- Jennifer(at)seventhhousepr(dot)com
Bridget O’Hara Hale- bridget(at)seventhhousepr(dot)com

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