Feminist Couture

If 92 percent of women's magazine readers can't afford the diamond dust thermo-micro-laser-collagen boost touted in the airbrushed spread on beauty technology, and 68 percent can't squeeze an arm into the sample-sized cigarette pant on the emaciated preteen on page 317 of the 858 pages in the Biggest Fall Issue Yet, then what's a fun-loving, feminist fashionista to do? If you are Kate Mitchell, you spend three years designing your own quirky couture line, stage hilarious guerrilla performance art in Union Square, shoot and write your own faux fashion glossy, and hire 25 artists and performers to dance down the runway in celebration of real faces and real bodies in real life. Sweet, sassy, and rebellious, Mitchell's work appeals to the shiny and funny and absurd. See the magic in action at SOMArts in Fashioning Women.


Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2013
 
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