Program Details
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
4th and 5th floor galleries, MAD

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Program Description

Discover the new exhibition Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture with a tour led by guest curator Michael Cepress and featured artist Fayette Hauser, a founder of the famed San Francisco-based theatre troupe The Cockettes. Celebrating the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and '70s, Cepress and Hauser will offer personal and historical interpretations of garments, jewelry, and accessories by American makers who crafted the very reality that they craved, on the margins of society and yet at the center of an epochal shift.

At the conclusion of the 6 pm tour, visitors will be invited to a panel discussion in the Theater at MAD featuring textile and fashion expert Andrea Aranow in conversation with Cepress, Hauser, and Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, author of the influential 1974 style guide Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art.

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