MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts Luncheon to Include Akris Fall Fashion Show

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Superstar photographer Annie Leibovitz will be honored at the Beverly Wilshire, with Maria Shriver presenting her.

Akris is a German-based elegant luxe fashion house, showing twice a year in Paris. Now, they'll be showing their tres chic fall 2012 collection in L.A. on May 1 at the Beverly Hilton as part of the Museum of Contemporary Arts Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon. This year marks their seventh annual event.

Who better to honor this year than Vanity Fair cover photog and all-around portrait superstar Annie Leibovitz. She's known more for celebrity shots than fashion, but fashion is part of any celebrity portrait. Leibovitz has also done her share of highly designed ad campaigns.

Saks Fifth Avenue will stage the Akris show, taking place for invited guests at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 1. No doubt, Akris will attempt to dress Leibovitz and Maria Shriver, her presenter. Past recipients have been on a very high level in the arts: Jenny Holzer (2010), Yoko Ono (2003), Barbara Kruger (2001) and Anjelica Huston (2001).

Surely, the best L.A. people watching is at events where the art world crosses over with the fashion world -- then there's great looks and interesting people, which don't often come together enough.

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