The Getty Center
Hanbok: Mesmerizing Beauty
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Witness the rich and colorful history of hanbok, a form of traditional dress in Korea, in this fashion show featuring more than 200 costumes by renowned designer Hyun-Sook Lee. Inspired by Lee's extensive research of historical royal garments, this journey through the culture of Korea also includes dynamic performances by professional dancers and the thrilling sounds of traditional Korean percussion ensemble, U-So.
Hyun-Sook Lee (Hanboknara Namgaram) is one of the most sought-after costume designers in Korea. Her film and television work includes modern and historical dramas: Heo Jun, Seodongyo (Song of the Prince), Seondukyeowang (Queen Seondeok), Jjakpae (The Duo), Gye Baek, Haerulpumundal (The Sun and the Moon), Sindeuluimanchan (Feast of the Gods), and Ma-eui (Horse Healer). These works have appeared on Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Moonhwa Broadcasting Company (MBC), and Seoul Broadcasting Company (SBS).
This program is copresented by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, and complements the exhibition Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia.
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