76 Grand Street
PAPER Magazine and Deitch Projects exploded onto the fashion circuit in full technicolor on Saturday, September 8, 2001 with a full day of alternative exhibits, shows, and performances to delight, inspire, energize, and raise the blood pressure of the fashion world. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a series of 10 awesome Amazon-sized Haute Couture illustrations that were created by the world famous cartoon guru, Coop, for PAPER Magazine's September Fashion Issue. Underground cult hero and native Californian, Coop was at the gallery all day signing special limited edition posters for his fans.
In the spirit of PAPER's unconventional fashion coverage, this all day event at Deitch Projects was also chock full of inspiring new faces and unpredictable ideas about fashion. PAPER was determined to push the envelope on this first day of Fashion Week. In addition to the Coop exhibit, the gallery was filled with rotating fashion performances and shows intermingled with demonstrations of other more unconventional creative expressions that related to style.
Following their appearance in PAPER's "50 Most Beautiful People" issue, Andrew & Andrew were in the gallery sewing their labels onto other people's clothes. Uslu Airlines performed their new cosmetic airbrush techniques and makeup onto all who were brave enough to try it. Performance artist/hairdresser Nelson of Electric Chaircuts was on hand all afternoon and evening making noise and giving free haircuts simultaneously to anyone who wanted one. Future Planet of Style, aka AsFour, installed what they called Haute Glueture, combining elements of hot glue, sequins, exposed body parts, and the sounds of theremin while K Bond Takeout created a swatch maze formula for forecasting the next season's colors for the fashion universe. Designer Jacqui Millar, designer of uniforms for the first Space mid-station, showed her future inspired label Idealogue.
Eccentric designer Elisa Jimenez and her friend Melissa Auf Der Maur, ex-bassist for Hole, performed two pieces from their upcoming fantasy rock opera collaboration, Flights of Fancy. To clash with all this fashion harmony, PAPER invited the crouching bitches team to host sporadic "fashion wrestling" throughout the day in the gallery. Decked out fashionistas clashed in a real ring below Coop's couture clad amazon gals. The hilarious Mr. Mickey did live on the spot fashion wrestling commentary as well.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
+1 (212) 343-7300
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