On September 10th, an invitation only event to celebrate the exhibit ‘Glamour Icons’ a retrospective of fragrance, make-up and skincare designs by Marc Rosen, recognizing cosmetic packaging as an art form will be held at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
The stately former Frick mansion will be the scene for a ‘Champagne and High Tea hosted by Juliana Terian, Museum director Karl Willers and the Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Exhibit sponsors, Raylle Automotive Group, Arkay Packaging, Pochet du Courval and Qualipac and their President’s; Mitchell Kaneff, Boris Zivkovicc, and Eric Vanin will welcome industry colleagues and Rosen’s friend’s and celebrity guests.
The exhibition includes packaging he designed for; Elizabeth Arden, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe, Burberry, Perry Ellis. Jill Stuart, Ellen Tracy (sp), Nina Ricci, Lucia Magnani, Eastman Chemical, P&G, Joan Rivers, and many others. Along with with photos, memorabilia, Ads and personal items from his collection are a selection of vintage perfume bottles that have inspired him lent by Ken Leach.
One of the highlights are the presentations of two of the porcelain collections he had created for Elizabeth Arden Christmas at the beginning of his career based upon his collaborations with England’s ‘Royal Pavilion at Brighton’ and ‘Topkapi Palace’ in Istanbul.
A winner of seven Fragrance Foundation Awards, Rosen is “so grateful to the Nassau County Museum of Art for recognizing cosmetic packaging as an art form. The Met did this with fashion years ago and now it is our turn.”
A capstone to Rosen’s career, the museum plans to travel the exhibition to other museums around the country.