Standing in line at the checkout, it’s hard not to notice all the beautifully dressed people gracing the magazines. By the time we see spectacular duds, it seems so easy. Well, the Wing Luke Museum, located in the International District wants people to know the whole story. Sure, we’ve seen Project Runway, so we know creating high fashion is no easy task, but, there’s a lot we still don’t know, and the museum’s current exhibit “Fashion: Workroom to Runway,” makes sure to cover it all.
With a particular focus on Asians who have made a name for themselves in the industry, the show looks at the history of garment-making, from early schools and the workers who made the clothes, to contemporary designers who are influencing the industry today. Patrons will see fashion from the inside out, experience personal stories, see original designs and learn about the stereotypes, as well as the labor and ethics issues that faced those who work within the industry.
The show runs through April 21, 2013.
719 South King Street / Seattle