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Studio Tours: Levi Strauss & Co.

Join us as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of some very influential Bay Area design studios during our Studio Tours. See projects in progress, learn about different firms’ cultures and methodologies, and rub elbows with design luminaries and up-and-comings in the environment that inspires their best work.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Lynn Downey has been the Levi Strauss & Co. Historian since 1989. In this role Lynn acquires and preserves historical clothing, documents, and photographs going back to origin of the company in 1853. Join us as Lynn goes through select items from theArchives and talks us through how the Levi’s® brand has evolved since the company created the first blue jean in 1873.

Among the books she has written for Levi’s are ’501: The Evolution of the Jean’ and ‘Levi Strauss & Co.: Images of America’. She has also co-authored ‘This is a Pair of Levi’s Jeans’, a coffee table tome about the history of the Levi’s brand. She was also the consultant on two authoritative books about the history of jeans: ‘Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks’ by Paul Trynka and ‘Jeans: The Cultural History of an American Icon’ by James Sullivan.

Lynn has also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to discuss the value and collectibility of vintage Levi’s products.

Tours sell out early, so get your tickets today!

Member Exclusive: Tickets are available exclusively to AIGA SF members. Members can select to attend up to two tours each season. If a tour is sold out, you may add your name to a waiting list in case more tickets become available.

Registration Required: Due to the popularity of these events, we require advanced registration. Attendee names are held at the door and your reservation will be confirmed upon entering the tour. Return Policy: We do not offer refunds on ticket purchases, thank you.

Questions? Call the AIGA SF office at 415.626.6008.

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Studio Tours identity by: IDEO

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Thursday, 13 Feb 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Levi Strauss & Co.
1155 Battery St
San Francisco, California 94111 Map


  • AIGA Members: $20.00
  • Non-Members: N/A
  • Student Members: $20.00
  • Student Non-Members: N/A

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