More than Just a Trend: Rethinking the “Native” in Fashion

July 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Orlando Dugi – Desert Heat
Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]), Cape, dress, and headdress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012, Silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers, beads, and silver; porcupine quills and feathers. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Julia Foster. Photo by Nate Francis/Unék Photography.
Jessica Metcalfe, Ph.D. (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Author of Beyond Buckskin

In this wide-ranging talk, noted author and scholar Jessica Metcalfe will share highlights on the rich history of Native American adornment, the exciting Native designers who produce contemporary fashion, and the issues concerning Native appropriations in the mainstream fashion industry.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Native Fashion Now (on view June 4 – September 4, 2016).

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