October 19, 2009

Exhibit | Native Couture II: Innovation and Style

(Detail from Navajo designer Penny Singer's butterfly cape)

Check out this revolutionary exhibit that I co-curated in Santa Fe:

Native Couture II: Innovation and Style
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Santa Fe, NM
August 30, 2009 through February 10, 2010

This exhibition explores the history of Native fashion from hand-made clothing and accessories of the 1880s that influenced the development of a Santa Fe Style, to today’s contemporary Native couturiers. At its root, Indian art is the quintessential original American art. This centuries-long influence of Native American art requires the buyer, or wearer, and the American public in general to ponder the origins of a truly unique American style.