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Petersen Automotive Museum to host a fashion show produced by inner-city students

January 10, 2011 |  7:22 am


The Petersen Automotive Museum will cap off its current exhibition, "Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles," with a fashion show featuring designs created by inner-city L.A. students.

The exhibition, which ends Jan. 23, showcases cars from the 1920s and 1930s and distills how the era's fashion looks were influenced by automotive design.

The student fashion event, which will take place Jan. 21, will showcase looks designed, sewn and modeled by kids in After-School All-Stars -- an after-school program founded by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- that have been inspired by either the cars or the fashions shown in the "Automotivated" exhibit.

After-School All-Stars' Los Angeles chapter serves 11,000 students at 25 schools located throughout L.A. County — and Kobe Bryant is a program ambassador. After-school activities are centered around health, fitness and nutrition; visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service. 

"For the last few months, After-School All-Star students in [our] fashion design and sewing programs have been researching the fashions and automobiles displayed in the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit," said Ana Campos, president and executive director of After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles.  "Students have created their own pieces, made the clothing themselves, and are extremely excited to model their attire at the event."

The event, which will benefit After-School All-Stars' art programs in L.A., is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information on the show and how to purchase tickets, email

--Emili Vesilind

Illustration: A graphic for the Petersen Automotive Museum's "Automotivated" exhibition. Credit: Petersen Automotive Museum