A new exhibit at the El Paso Art Museum showcases the work of some iconic fashion designers and fashion houses.
“Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday,” is on display until March 12 at the museum, 1 Arts Festival Plaza downtown. The exhibit, which was slated to open with a preview reception on Friday, November 12, is in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery and is curated by the McNay Art Museum.
The exhibition features major fashion houses, including Dior and Givenchy, and iconic designers of the time, including Gianni Versace, Todd Oldham, Oscar de la Renta and the early Alexander McQueens. The exhibition also features video components that speak to digital technology at the start of the Internet age, when video became a form of artistic expression.
“With the constantly blurring lines between art, fashion, commerce and collecting, we are delighted to present EPMA’s first fashion exhibition,” said Ben Fyffe, Director General of Cultural Affairs and Recreation.
The exhibition also offers the following free family events:
Guided tours of the exhibition: 4.30 p.m. November 18-19
Family day inspired by the exhibition: noon, November 20
Art workshops: noon, January 22 and January 29
Art + Fashion Conferences: 5.30 p.m. February 10 and 24
Closing reception for the exhibition and fashion show: 5 p.m. March 10