Designer, Artist & Project Runway Alum Elisa Jimenez to Chair MADI Museum Gala



Saturday, November 8, marks the sixth annual Geometric Gala benefiting the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas. Celebrating the MADI art movement, hallmarked by colorful, innovative design incorporating geometric shapes, the event will gather an array of international works and a fashionable Honorary Chair.



Though known to wide audiences for her appearances on Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars, the career of artist and designer Elisa Jimenez spans multiple disciplines and decades. Following her graduation from Dallas’ own Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jimenez earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona.

Discovered by Vogue in the mid-nineties, Jimenez was subsequently named to the magazine’s list of Top 10 Independent American Designers. She has created couture for a covetable roster of celebrity clients, including Marisa Tomei, Cameron Diaz, and Sarah Jessica Parker, and her costume designs for Jennifer Connelly were featured in the film Requiem for a Dream.

In the fine art world, Jimenez has also established a stellar reputation, receiving awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and an invitation to participate in the Barbican Gallery’s exhibit and book Rapture: Art and Fashion Since the 1970’s. All accolades and accomplishments add up to Jimenez as an ideal Honorary Chair for the upcoming MADI Geometric Gala.



Jimenez will join Co-Chairs Jessica Heimberg and Audrey Miranda, as well as an impressive list of presenting and corporate sponsors for this annual event. To be featured at the gala are an array of international art works up for silent auction and the creation of “spontaneous couture” on site. Proceeds will benefit the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, pictured above. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


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