“Native American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the Future”
March 21, 2013
Since the 1940s, Native American fashion designers have used clothing as a way to continue age-old clothing practices, deconstruct stereotypes, and subvert the mainstream fashion industry. The artists seek to reclaim the label “Native American” in the fashion world and create new opportunities for Native artists. In this unique presentation, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe highlights the work of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Wendy Ponca (Osage), and Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo).