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Armani Will Shine at the DIA Under the Summer Stars

Monday, May 22, 2006

Much as the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection is premier among American museums, the Armani Collezioni is premier among fashion designs, legendary for its classicism and breathtaking for its contemporary chic.  On June 6, the DIA and Armani will come together for Under the Summer Stars. This stylish event, graciously sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and chaired by Jennifer and David Fischer of Bloomfield Hills, will feature a striking runway show of Armani Collezioni’s fall line. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., patrons will mingle with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the transformed Great Hall. The runway show will take center stage in Rivera court, followed by dessert and coffee at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to Under the Summer Stars are $125.  Benefactor tickets can be purchased for Under the Summer Stars and Hard Hat Party that Rocks! An Under the Stars Production in advance for $400. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 313.833.1379.

Under the Summer Stars is a precursor to the smash fall gala the Hard Hat Party that Rocks! An Under the Stars Production on November 11, 2006. This is the final presentation of the reconstructed event that coincides with the museum’s current renovation.  Guests will enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the construction areas, a viewing of the exhibition Annie Leibovitz: American Music, a strolling dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range and depth.

The DIA is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed.