Oscar Wilde said, "One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art." Many a link has been made between attire and artwork, and artists occasionally cross over into the world of style, such as Nick Cave, whose soundsuits have caused many an art enthusiast to flock to Boise Art Museum or spy the wearable pieces at various locations around town.
The fusion of fashion and art will be on display Friday, Oct. 26, when BAM presents its Art of Fashion Show. The museum hosted a Recycled Fashion contest in early May, in which designers submitted their creations of attire made from repurposed materials. Those designs will head down the runway at the show, and attendees can vote for their favorite, with the victorious designer taking home $500.
The event will also feature a selection of fashions from Dillard's and a raffle with prizes including a $500 shopping spree at the store and $50 gift certificate to Barbacoa. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six. Cave's soundsuits will be brought to life when dancers from Ballet Idaho don the creations for a performance. The event is for those age 18 and older, and there will be a cash bar available for those of legal imbibing age.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at BAM's website and will be available at will call the night of the event. Proceeds benefit BAM's educational programs.