August in December

Fashion designers Diana Misetic, Kiya Tomlin, Nami Ogawa and jewelry designer Caesar Azzam show the latest looks for holiday at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

'Tis the season for cocktail parties, galas and seasonal gatherings–and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture is one of Pittsburgh’s places to be and be seen. A world-class cultural center, the 65,000-square-foot complex is a spectacular event venue engaging regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving and celebrating the art, culture and history of African Americans from western Pennsylvania. Named after Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Hill District native August Wilson, the center presents year-round programming, including music, dance, theater, visual arts and exhibitions.

The Designers

Caesar’s Designs
5413 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/621-0345 and The Hole in the Wall Gallery, 2764 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell; 724/335-8888, caesarsdesigns.com 

Diana Misetic at Little Black Dress
5896 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside; 412/363-6442, dianamisetic.com

Kiya Tomlin
kiyatomlin.miapink.net; by appointment only

Zeto by Nami Ogawa-Holderman

412/304-1474, zeto-clothing.com

Danika and Maddy provided by Docherty Model and Talent Agency
109 Market St., downtown; 412/765-1400, dochertyagency.com

Hair and makeup by Rachael Ryan

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