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KMAC Couture 2024: Art Walks the Runway

Saturday, April 13, 2024 • 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM EDT

$100.00 - $380.00

Event Details

Ticket Pricing:

1st Row- $380

2nd Row- $280

3rd Row- $230

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Upgrade available for all tickets for an additional $100


731 Brent Street

Louisville, KY 40204

KMAC Contemporary Art Museum, located in historic downtown on Museum Row is Louisville’s premier contemporary art museum. Through exhibitions, education, and outreach, KMAC works to connect people to art and creative practice. KMAC is where Art is the Big Idea and Craft is the Process.

KMAC Couture is a wearable art runway show presented as the signature fundraiser for KMAC that provides funding for the Museum’s education programs and exhibits. 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.

In recognition of the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2024, the 12th edition of KMAC Couture will honor one of Louisville’s most famous institutions and most notable traditions through the 2024 Theme: Runway for the Roses!

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.

KMAC Couture will return to Paristown for Runway for the Roses! The pre-show cocktail reception will be held under a tent covering Christy’s Garden and the runway show will take place in a structured tent along Brent Street.

We at KMAC are excited to see you there to celebrate KMAC Couture “Runway for the Roses!” and look forward to seeing you on April 13th at 7:15 p.m.

Image Credits (Left to Right):
Artist: Fiyin Lasisi Model: Alicia Antonia
Artist: Rebecca Richards and Stivan Widick and Model: Ivory Sinn
Artist and Model: “Cicada” Savannah Wilkinson
Artist: Frances Brunner Models: Claire Smith and Jordan Burns
Artist: Claire Krueger Model: Mary Helen Nunn
Photographs Courtesy of Clay Cook Photography and David Hernandez

EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday April 13th, 2024

Location: Paristown

731 Brent Street Louisville, KY 40204

*Carpooling and ridesharing is encouraged, limited parking available in the lot off Vine Street.


7:30p Pre-show Cocktail Reception

8:30p 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!

Silent Auction:

Please regularly visit www.kmacmuseum.org/couture for updates to the KMAC Couture 2024 Silent Auction packages.

Please note:

All ticket purchases are non-refundable, even in the event a live event is not possible because of issues related to Covid-19 or inclement weather. The event is planned as a fundraising event for KMAC Museum and as such, money is spent as it is received for exhibition and educational support.

Venue Information

Paristown- Louisville, KY
731 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40204

Organizer Information

KMAC Museum

715 West Main Street
Lousiville, KY 40202
+1 (502) 589-0102

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Megan Hines
+1 (502) 589-0102
[email protected]