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Arizona Chic: Couture from Arizona’s Past Curated by Robert Black

Mar. 18 - Apr. 30, 2016  
Opening Reception: Friday, Mar. 18, 7-9 p.m.

“There was a time when Arizona's Chic Fashion was written about and taken to destinations all around the world! Visitors were enamored by the western and southwest themed styles as well as the comfortable cotton fabrics and bright colors that were made for our desert sun. This exhibit will explore the local look of Arizona Chic as well as the international designer dresses that were sold in many high fashion boutiques. From the high toned Goldwaters department store to the trading posts on Arizona's reservations, fashion was being created for every fashionista!” -Curator Robert Black
 
This exhibit will celebrate some of the most glamorous, the most understated and the most over the top examples of Arizona Couture. As curated by Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black of Scottsdale, AZ, this collection depicts Arizona’s Fashionable past. From the eclectic to the perfect resort wear, Arizona designers have made their mark over the years with cutting edge fashion for desert living. 
 
Included in the exhibition are fashion and accessories by local and well known Arizona designers Lloyd Kiva, Leona Caldwell, Novis Denne, Kay Bennett, Harwood Steiger, Sun Ray of Arizona, Alfredos Wife, and dress shops such as Cele Peterson, Michelles, Phyllis de trano, Hanny’s, Fantasia, Goldwaters, Thimble Weeds and Tumbleweeds. 
 
What: Arizona Chic: Couture from Arizona’s Past Curated by Robert Black
Where: Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street, Chandler AZ 85225
When: March 18 – April 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Mar. 18, 7-9 p.m.