OPENING DAY EVENTS at MAD
March 2, 2017
6:00pm Exhibition Tour with Michael Cepress and Fayette Hauser
7:00pm Panel Discussion
with Michael Cepress, Fayette Hauser, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, and Andrea Aranow
After a thrilling premiere at the Bellevue Arts Museum last fall, Michael Cepress’ exhibition “Counter-Couture” is traveling to the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibition celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s, and features 50 artists making works emblematic of this special moment in America’s cultural history.
“When I was fifteen years old I found a copy of Alexandra Jacopetti Hart’s book Native Funk & Flash, which not only gave birth to my earliest steps toward becoming a fashion designer, but also led me to devote over half my life to researching this period in history I feel so deeply inspired by. This exhibition is the culmination of that research, and shares the vital stream of passion, ideas, and artist activists that chose fashion to help create a better world for us all. Every stitch in the show is an expression of a truly meaningful cultural movement we all have a connection to. As the show now begins to travel, it is an honor to showcase it at MAD and bring the magic of it all to a New York audience.” – Michael Cepress, Curator of Counter-Couture