Photographed by Frederic Aranda
I have been assisting museums, primarily the de Young Museum in San Francisco in the organization of many of their top fashion exhibitions, notably Yves Saint Laurent (2008), Balenciaga and Spain (2011) and Jean Paul Gaultier (2012).
The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC sought my advice when they had their first fashion exhibition in 2018. I chose the California team Rodarte, and the exhibition was one of the most successful (if not the most) in the museum's 30 year history.
I have a wide knowledge of the past several decades of fashion, primarily American and French and am available to consult on television and motion pictures. I have a wide net of fashion contacts and definite ideas about style and while creative I am practical and sensitive to individual and company needs and budgets.
California Elegance is an intimate look at the extraordinary figures and natural beauty of California, the world's pacesetter for the twentieth century in all its diversity. From San Francisco's most significant players to the hub of Silicon Valley and the creative buzz of Hollywood, California Elegance brings you the very best from the Golden State.
Electric Fashion is three decades of fashion brought together in one collection, worn as originally intended by the California collector Christine Suppes, and developed over five years by portrait photographer Frederic Aranda. It is also the story of how Christine blazed an indelible trail onto online fashion editorial while developing a unique collection in the heart of Silicon Valley.
San Francisco Chronicle
"New portraits of elegance in (the) Golden State...book celebrating Californians goes beyond surface glamour"....
Nob Hill Gazette
"Aiming to present a consummate picture of her home state, Christine Suppes' new book proves that elegance come in many forms".
New York Journal of Books
"Electric Fashion stands alone in the genre of fashion monographs as it is a book that can be appraised and applauded on multiple levels...together they have created one of the great fashion books to have come along in this millennium..."