“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. “ – Coco Chanel
Mayor Vincent C. Gray, along with Events DC and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are taking this saying literally by taking fashion to the streets as they unveil this public art fashion project, Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture on Wednesday, May 9th. This local art installation and fashion design initiative is meant to educate the greater DC area on fashion as an art, as well as an economic and business savvy tool.
To show local fashion, select artists and fashion designers will unveil couture fashion with scenic art installations along M Street, NW and a visual narrative highlighting six distinctive Washingtonian neighborhoods along the N Street corridor, between 7th & 9thStreets, NW.
The pinnacle showcase of this runway fashion project will be displayed at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the DC Fashion Foundation. The exhibit of contemporary fine art inspired by original haute couture designs will be curated by local menswear designers Andrew Nowell and Gary Pridgeon, and renowned DC-based wardrobe stylist Stephanie Pharr. Additionally, the outside walls of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will feature professional images of the District’s brightest fashion business leaders and most accomplished locally-based designers taken by DC-based photo visionaries Roy Cox, Dakota Fine, Don Harris and Leonard Poteat.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
TICKETS: Free. Please click here to register