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Hollywood Graffiti Gown at celebrity Pre-Mother's Day red carpet event

Celebrity moms gathered at Hollywood Museum last May 6th for Pre-Mother’s Day red carpet celebration featuring the Hollywood Graffiti Gown.

Mothers of the entertainment world include Florence Henderson (Brady Bunch), Ilene Graff (Mr. Belvedere),  Kim Rhodes (Suite Life of Zach & Cody), Nancy Dussault (Too Close for Comfort), Dee Wallace (ET: Extra-Terrestrial) and other industry elites.  They enjoyed music provided by Harpist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, magic performed by Paul Green and Howard Jay, and diamond jewelry showcased by Michael John Image.

Highlighted on this pre-mom's day reception last Thursday was the world famous Hollywood Graffiti Gown, which contains over 350 names of the most influential females including Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Carol Channing, Elizabeth Taylor, Halle Berry, Whoppi Goldberg, Mother Teresa and the cast of Desperate Housewives.

The elaborate work of art is the brainchild of Randy McLaughlin and the late Jerry Skeels of Jeran Design, notable Hollywood-based design team.  Both Emmy-nominees for best design and recipients of the United Nations International Spirit Award, the two glamorous gown makers and talented costumers have designed for motion pictures, stage and television shows, such as The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Star Search and The Price Is Right.

Skeels created the gown out of German black velvet while McLaughlin hand-beaded the signatures using bugle, seeds and platinum beads.

The Laughlin-Skeels masterpiece is further accessorized with 5-carat diamond and topaz earrings by Michael John Image Jewelry.

The laboriously fabulous Hollywood graffiti gown is currently displayed at the Hollywood Museum at 1660 N. Highland Ave., corner of Hollywood Blvd. until November 28, 2010.  It will then be brought to the Heritage Auction House in Beverly Hills and auctioned in the first quarter of 2011 at one million dollars starting bid.

The entire proceeds will benefit AID FOR AIDS International, Project Concern, Academy of Friends - San Francisco and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

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  • Kris, Houston Weekend Warrior 5 years ago

    What a fun event - I would have enjoyed hearing the harp music, and seeing the beautiful beaded gown highlighting all those celebrities' signatures. Clever! Kris, Houston Weekend Warrior Examiner

  • Nelonie (Hollywood Fashion Scene Examiner) 5 years ago

    It's fabulous! This weekend, I'll try to take a picture of it. :)

  • Joyce Geyer, Buffalo Breast Cancer Examiner 5 years ago

    Hi Nelonie: Great article, and wow famous people and a celebration one could only dream of. Would love to see the pictures. I did subscribe to your articles also. Always loved those Hollywood stars. We love movies, and of course TV. The arts are very important. We go to Toronto, Canada for the last twenty years to see all the plays. Thank you! God Bless. Happy Mother's Day!

  • B* a la Moda 5 years ago

    Hey! Sorry that I haven´t stopped in a while. How are you? I have never heard about this Graffiti gown. It is really beautiful and gorgeous! Do they add more names each year?

    B* a la Moda

  • Nelonie 5 years ago

    Joyce, thanks for subscribing! Happy (belated) Mother's Day to all!

    B* a la Moda, I'm fine. Thank you!
    The gown doesn't add more names as far as I know as it's ready for auction next year. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Charlotte Healthy Living Examiner/Pat Anthony 5 years ago

    This must have been so much fun for those who were able to attend. Can't imagine the work that goes into these gowns.

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