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Trunk Show: Meet Marcus Lewis of M-Lew Clothing
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Image courtesy of Marcus Lewis
de Young Museum Store – Main Level
In celebration of the opening of Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love at the de Young museum, Arkansas-based textile artisan Marcus Lewis of M-Lew Clothing will be making a rare appearance to present his exclusive collection of hand-painted tops and accessories inspired by Patrick Kelly’s impactful fashions. Each item is hand-painted and a unique work of art, and as Lewis proclaims, “Where art meets fashion.”
About the Exhibition
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love celebrates the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly (1954–1990). During his brief yet impactful career in the late 1980s, Kelly became the first American and first Black designer to be voted into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the prestigious French association for ready-to-wear designers. Kelly was lauded with such accolades while being and remaining, one of only a few designers who directly addressed issues of race in their work.
Free event admission.