• 68°

Museum to exhibit folk couture

Jean Yu, one designer in "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," created a black chiffon dress, inspired by a wooden porcupine. CONTRIBUTED
Jean Yu, one designer in “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art,” created a black chiffon dress, inspired by a wooden porcupine. CONTRIBUTED

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville Museum of Art has the distinction as the only museum outside New York City to present “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art.”

Organizers asked 13 established and emerging designers to create a fashion piece of original couture inspired by one or more works in the American Folk Art Museum’s collection in New York City.

Among these designers are Catherine Malandrino and Fabio Costa from “Project Runway,” Season 10 and “Project Runway All-Stars,” Season 4.

“To launch this extraordinary exhibit, Huntsville Museum of Art Guild is proud to host ‘Folk Fusion: Where Fashion Meets Folk Art’ as a cocktail event for the grand opening,” Ali Sherrod said. Sherrod coordinates communications for Huntsville Museum of Art Guild.

The launch party on April 7 will open at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s galleries.

For entertainment, The Sweeplings will perform their signature sound in folk/pop. Guests can sample delicious food and drink and bid at a premium silent auction, “all in one fabulous night of folk art and couture fashion,” Sherrod said.

Tickets are $85 and available at hmaguild.com.

Leading up to the event, Huntsville Museum of Art Guild has organized a fundraiser that features eight emerging fashion designers — four from the University of Alabama and four from Auburn University. “These design students are competing to win ‘Fashion Fusion Face-off: The Iron Bowl of Fashion,” Sherrod said.

“They were inspired by art from Huntsville Museum of Art’s collection to create their own signature piece. Everyone can vote for their favorite design/designer once daily on our website, fashionfusionfaceoff.com,” she said.

In addition, individuals can support their alma mater by donating in the name of a local alumni celebrity.

At the launch party, guests can “experience the unveiling and congratulate the winning Alabama or Auburn designer of our fundraiser, ‘Fashion Fusion Face-Off,'” Sherrod said.

Huntsville Museum of Art’s address is 300 Church St. SW. For more information, email info@hmaguild.com or visit hmaguild.com.

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

Madison

Huntsville Ballet Company is back with Peter and the Wolf – April 16-18

Madison

Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience

Madison

Community tips lead police to Harvest man accused of sexual abuse of a child

Madison

State Senate bill could send over $3.2 million to Madison City Schools

Madison

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Madison

Digital version of The Madison Record – March 31, 2021

Madison

Tornado relief supply drive continues at Liberty, Madison County District 2 office

Madison

Groundbreaking held for new middle school in Madison

Madison

Kory Alfred reaches credentials as Certified Parks and Recreation Executive

Bob Jones High School

Emily Lee at Bob Jones places at Poetry Out Loud state meet

x