FEBruary 10 – March 8
Fashioning Life: Wear your story


Fashioning Life: Wear Your Story creates a narrative at the intersection of fashion, affect, and autobiography. More than a protective skin for hiding or showcasing the body, clothing is a repository for emotion and memory. It is also a powerful medium for communicating and writing a life. 

To illustrate fashion’s potential as a medium for life writing, curator Filomena Natale Gasparro asked 14 women (including Design Exchange's curator Sara Nickleson) to illustrate a crucial experience from their lives onto a simple white canvas dress. Gasparro designed three template dresses using three iconic silhouettes from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, which the women were encouraged to manipulate and deconstruct as they wished. 

Curated by Filomena Natale Gasparro.

Hours: Tues-Sun: 12-4PM, Mon: Closed 
Location: Lobby