THURSDAY, MAY 12
Exhibition Opening Reception for Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood
Historic Garment District Museum (801 Broadway between 6th and 11th streets and Washington and Wyandotte streets. Street parking is available.)
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Free; RSVP Required to Paul Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 513-0726.
ON VIEW SATURDAY, MAY 14 THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 16 (Historic Garment District Museum)
The Kansas City Museum collaborates with Kansas City fashion designer Heidi Herrman and Amina Marie Millinery to present Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood. This exhibition—the first of it’s kind at the Historic Garment District Museum—features contemporary dresses and collaborative hats from Herrman’s “KC Icons Collection” alongside a display of Gibson’s photos showcasing the dresses and their icons reunited. A selection of historical Kansas City-made garments from the Museum’s collection will also be on display.
Created as an ode to Kansas City, Heidi Herrman’s “KC Icons Collection” is comprised of ten hand-crafted dresses with images, created by photographer Steve Gibson, of Kansas City’s iconic monuments and institutions (TWA headquarters, Power & Light Building, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Union Station, etc.). Each dress is paired with a hat designed by Amina Marie Hood. The collection of wearable art debuted at the 2015 West 18th Street Fashion Show and the 2015 KC Fashion Week.
By bringing together contemporary and historical garments, Fashioning Kansas City Icons: The Art & Inspiration of Heidi Herrman, Steve Gibson & Amina Marie Hood pays homage to Kansas City and its once vibrant and vital downtown garment district, while also celebrating the City’s innovative and growing fashion industry.
Kansas City Garment District Museum
801 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64105