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Friday, September 15 • 5:45pm - 6:15pm
C Madeleine "How Deafness Created Miami's Vintage Store Queen" - Special Guest, Madeleine Kirsh

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Madeleine Kirsh

Fashion Icon, Business Mogul, Entertainer
Madeleine Kirsh, known as the Grande Dame of vintage fashion in Miami, is as unique an individual as the items she sells in her store - C. Madeleine’s. The fiery redhead is always ready to express her opinion and her personality is one you will never forget. | A native Floridian, her background has always been in design and fashion. Her mother was a leading interior decorator in Palm Beach who, along with her father, owned a large furniture store. She was able to spend more time with her busy mother by helping her in business where she developed a keen sense of style and an appreciation for quality. Whenever asked she would go on buying trips to Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, Chicago and New York. There was always time on these journeys for a visit to the upscale boutiques in each city. Here she learned of the similarity between interior design and fashion where the major components of each field so closely parallel the other. | | Besides her mother, Madeleine was also very strongly influenced by her grandmother, a wedding dress designer in New York. She spent hours with her learning about fabrics, design and structure; elements which became integral parts of her fashion philosophy. Although she went to college for interior design and had a successful career in the New York area which she put aside when her son was born, her real passion was fashion. She always followed it closely and when the opportunity came for her to enter the field, she jumped in with the same all in gusto she faced life. Her passion was finally her career. | Over the past 12+ years, Madeleine has built her C... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm
The Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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