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Event Details

Join us as we turn the page on a new chapter of KMAC Couture!

Ticket Pricing:

1st Row- $385

2nd Row- $285

3rd Row- $225

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

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.

For our eleventh year, the curatorial committee has called upon artists to find inspiration within the pages of a treasured book or piece of literature to celebrate this year's theme, KMAC Couture: One for the Books!

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.

This year, KMAC Couture will be hosted at an all-new venue: Paristown! As we embark on the next decade of KMAC Couture, we’re confident that this move will highlight the art walking the runway like never before as well as elevate the experience for our guests. Paristown is Louisville’s newest venue for exciting and vibrant events. The pre show cocktail party 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 launch this next chapter of “One For the Books!” and look forward to seeing you on April 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Image Credits (Left to Right):
Artist: Fiyin Lasisi Model: Alicia Antonia
Artist and Model: Alyson Thiel
Artist: Ehren Reed Model: Brandon Hodges
Artist and Model: Samantha Jean Moore
Photographs Courtesy of Clay Cook Photography


Date: April 15th, 2023

Location: Paristown

731 Brent Street Louisville, KY 40204

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


7:00p 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 2023 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
(502) 589-0102

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