Celebrating Women in the Arts

Have you heard about Camille Claudel, the talented sculptor who lived a tragic life?  Last year her life captivated not one but two authors. Betsy Franco penned the novel, Naked, and Heather Webb wrote the historical novel, Rodin's Lover. Last night both authors organized a celebration of Camille's life at the Hotel Monaco with the help of Jennifer Webb.

We presented an event where our models brought five of Camille's sculptures to life by posing like the figures in each piece. Have a look at the human sculpture in these photos.

Hannah Rose wears Camilla Olson cage coat in silk faile as she poses in Camille Claudel's The Implorer.

Hannah Rose wears Camilla Olson cage coat in silk faile as she poses in Camille Claudel's The Implorer.

Shi-Lin wears Camilla Olson cage dress in 4-ply silk as she interprets Camille Claudel's Clotho.  

Shi-Lin wears Camilla Olson cage dress in 4-ply silk as she interprets Camille Claudel's Clotho.

 

Sade wears Camilla Olson's cage jacket in black jersey and Brittney wears Camilla's cage vest gray silk faile as they interpret Camille Claudel's Sakuntala.

Sade wears Camilla Olson's cage jacket in black jersey and Brittney wears Camilla's cage vest gray silk faile as they interpret Camille Claudel's Sakuntala.

Haylee wears Camilla Olson's cage top, cropped, and Fall15 full skirt; Coral wears Camilla's square neck top, straight skirt and Fall 15 Polo dress; Kennedy wears Camilla's Modal sheath and Silk Hoodie.

Haylee wears Camilla Olson's cage top, cropped, and Fall15 full skirt; Coral wears Camilla's square neck top, straight skirt and Fall 15 Polo dress; Kennedy wears Camilla's Modal sheath and Silk Hoodie.

Cayla wears Camilla Olson's Fall15 Cate dress/vest as she poses as Camille Caudel's Girl with a Sheaf.

Cayla wears Camilla Olson's Fall15 Cate dress/vest as she poses as Camille Caudel's Girl with a Sheaf.

For me, the story told through these poses starts with The Beginning, moves to Introspection, then the colorful Finding Love, followed by the Harmony of friends, and finally, Confidence. This was a most satisfying presentation and was honored to be a part of it.

Camilla Olson

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Camilla Olson designs for the modern professional woman. Camilla Olson worked her way through college at the U of MD Medical School, shifting to industry for 8 years post graduate. Once learning about Wall Street she invested as a VC for 4 years and then made her move to the entrepreneur side of the table, on the founding team of 5 companies, Later she earned her MFA, Fashion & Textile Design from Academy of Art Univ, cum laude. Honors include: designs on the NY Fashion Week Runway; Alumna of the Yr, Best Reinvention, Born: Fairbanks Alaska. B.S. microbiology University of Maryland MBA marketing Fairleigh Dickinson University. Awarded two U.S. patents. MFA fashion & textile design, Academy of Art University