For the moment, San Francisco has not one, but two must-see fashion-centric exhibitions on display. Jean Paul Gaultier’s edgy ensembles have taken over the deYoung Museum with The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, while Cindy Sherman’s variety of costume changes are gracing the galleries of SFMOMA in Cindy Sherman. We compare the exhibits blow-by-blow. Who will win this stylish smackdown? Read on to find out.
A mid-summer lull in events is upon us, but there are, we’re glad to report, two noteworthy San Francisco fashion events that caught our eye for the week ahead. Get a head start on the weekend while still feeling oh-so productive by popping into Thursday’s French-themed FW1 Industry Mixer for anyone interested in fashion and technology. A stacked guest list, free entry and $100 ModeWalk gift certificates to the first 300 attendees are enticing enough, but a fashion show by eco line Amour Vert and lots of locals chatting and mingling should tip the scales in favor of I’m going. Come Saturday, the place to be is the de Young Museum, where ArtPoint’s annual Bastille Day celebration goes down. Dubbed Paris is Burning this year, the gala’s tickets are pricey, but include after hours access to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, drinks and a chance to dance to DJ tunes through the museum’s normally-hushed halls.
As part of its ongoing Friday Nights at the de Young series, the museum recently staged a runway show focused on dapper style. Dubbed the Dandy-licious Fashion Show, the showcase featured apparel by local designer Daniel Sudar, winner of the Jean Paul Gaultier design challenge, and Dark Garden, longtime local purveyors of custom-made corsetry. Here’s our recap.
This week, a long-awaited runway fashion event, Pinterest meet-up, fair trade shopping bazaar and an annual awards ceremony feting the local fashion community are here to get you out and about in independent, consciously-consumerist style. You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
Bay Area fashion fans won’t be bored this week, thanks to the sheer variety of style-minded events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in the days ahead. What’s in store? Oh just the City’s biggest live fashion competition, a nightclub runway show featuring local designers, a vintage fashion fair, a noteworthy Berkeley trunk show, the preview night for Discarded to Divine and much, much more.