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Designing Childhood for the American Century-Project Fashion Design Summer Camps-Session 2-"Rock N' Runway" Ages 11-18

August 2, 2017August 4, 2017

Join Miranda Levy-Adler, "Project Runway" alumna, for Project Fashion Design. Using unconventional materials, fabric, and a lot of creativity, each participant will create a special, one-of-a-kind garment. Each session will begin with a challenge. Designers will have three class periods to sketch, drape, and sew a finished garment. Each class will end with a critique by special guest judges. The winner will be awarded the next camp session free of charge!

This event is part of the "Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century" exhibit. The exhibition includes over 100 historic garments, photographs and objects, as well as an online public-sourced exhibition. The project examines how Eiseman (1899-1988), an important Milwaukee-based fashion designer, created the style of the ideal Post War American child. Through the exploration of her distinctive designs, this project poses questions about the history of childhood, girlhood, race, accessibility, the fashion industry, and elite culture in the American Century.

Funded project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The Wisconsin Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Time: 10:30 am

Contact: Erika Petterson Phone: (262) 247-2277
Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend , WI 53095-3413
United States