KMAC Couture is a wearable art runway show presented as the signature fundraiser for KMAC Museum that provides funding for the Museum’s education programs and exhibits. KMAC Museum is where Art is the Big Idea and Craft is the Process. KMAC is a contemporary art museum in downtown Louisville on Museum Row. Through exhibitions, education, and outreach, KMAC works to connect people to art and creative practice.Marking its tenth anniversary in 2022, KMAC Couture launched in 2013 as a distinct fashion event that allowed KMAC to showcase its unique position as a contemporary art museum that celebrates ideas at the crossroads of art, craft, and design. As we continue to honor the fullest range of creativity in our approach to KMAC Couture, for our tenth year we have chosen a theme that observes the spirit of anniversary and the accompanying feelings of great achievement, pride, joy, triumph, and remembrance.Some participants over the years have invented their own textiles and employed unconventional materials that help push the boundaries of wearability, constructing work that can be both costume and sculpture. Others have created fantastical garments with a more functional and durable quality, but that are likewise extraordinary in how they explore the range of possibilities for artistic expression through the items we wear, canvasing the human body in limitless ways.
Date: April 16th, 2022
7:00PM Pre-show Cocktail Hour
8:30 PM KMAC Couture Runway Show
After Party Immediately Follows Runway Show
Requested Attire: Shades of White/ Neutrals are requested to allow the Garments in the show to really POP!
Please note that proof of vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours will be required for entry. All guests will also be required to wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking during the event.