Judith Rice Judith Rice is President of Judith Rice & Associates, a New York based fashion event production company, which she began in 1991.  She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and, having majored in Theatre in college, also spent a large part of her working life as a professional actress.  She has found her theatrical training and experience to be a perfect preparation for fashion work, since so many theatrical elements and functions also occur in fashion show production.  For this reason, most of the people who work for her also have theatrical backgrounds.

Prior to starting her own business, Judith was an assistant to Michael Arceneaux, one of the most prominent fashion show producers in the industry, whose long-time clients included Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and Arnold Scaasi.  After his sudden death in 1991, Judith was encouraged by many in the industry to branch out on her own.  Her client list quickly grew to include Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley, Jill Stuart, Donald Deal, Nanette Lepore, Vivienne Tam, Monique Lhuillier and Chado – to name just a few.  She eventually expanded beyond the ready-to-wear market to include menswear, bridal and fur collections, as well as numerous charity events and department store productions for such stores as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Judith tailors her services to meet the client’s specific needs – everything from stage direction to full-scale show production.  She has a particular fondness for working with new designers, guiding them toward “getting it right” the first time out.  She recently  completed a fashion/jewelry presentation for the Italian Jewelry Guild in Scottsdale, Arizona and will produce another event for that organization, in conjunction with the Italian Trade Commission, in New York.  Judith just returned from Los Angeles, where she staged a fashion event for Moet & Chandon at the Regency Beverly Wilshire, as well as the “High Tea for Hope” at the Hotel Bel-Air, to benefit the Robert Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research.









































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