If Voltage hadn't taken a year off this year - and looking at all the other things that occupied my time this spring, I can't imagine it any other way - it would be taking place this very week. But a year to the day after Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2005, here is a not to be missed fashion event to tide you over until Voltage returns in 2007. (Which it will, mind you. And yours truly just re-signed on as publicist.)
Thursday, May 25th at the Walker Art Center get ready for the Walker Un-Prom: Not Your Mama's Formal, a prom inspired fashion show presented by Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) and Anna Lee of Ruby3, producer of Voltage: Fashion Amplified.
"As a part of the Walker's OPEN-ENDED (the art of engagement) exhibition, WACTAC is taking prom by the heels and turning it on its tiara. The Un-Prom will cut loose from the stuffy "suit and tie, cupcake dress" formal wear by asking seven Minneapolis designers to create garments that step out of the standard garb and envision prom as extension of the arts. This in-gallery fashion show will include a performance by electro-rockers The Battle Royale on visual artist Rirkrit Tiravanijas massive spiraling stage. Designers include Ramon-Lawrence Coleman, Laura Fulk, Katherine Gerdes, Princess Warrior, Alex Smith, Carly Stipe, and Rebecca Yaker. Models provided by Vision Management Group. Hair and makeup by Eclecticoiffeur."The event is free, but a ticket is required. Get your tickets starting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Cargill Lounge Target Gallery of the Walker. The show runs twice, once at 7 and again at 7:30 p.m.
The Pioneer Press has an piece about the show here.