"On Thursday night at the Taylor de Cordoba gallery, Clare Vivier showed that you can still buy lux items in the downturn – if the price is right and you give to a worthy cause at the same time. Vivier had her first public showing of her bag line – VIVIER -- at the gallery in Culver City. The event was a huge success both for VIVIER and for PS ARTS– a local nonprofit she has been working with for 5 years that aims to restore arts education to public schools. Vivier designed the evening called "Made Remade in the USA" both as a preview of her upcoming Spring\/Summer and Fall\/Winter lines as a part of LA’s fashion week, and as a benefit for PS ARTS.The bags were creatively displayed throughout the gallery – patent leather totes hung down from the ceiling like bunches of berries and swings placed throughout the room were loaded up with VIVIER’s newest works, including her signature foldover clutches – pennywise chic as she calls them – all made from recycled leather and limited in edition. The backdrop to the bags was the currently on view work by Melissa Manfull.The line at the sales table all night was a sea of well-heeled fashionistas and young hipsters, alike."mmm hmmm...oh, and did you see this? VIVS on style.com. yay.