The West 18th Fashion Show is returning with a Summer Tableau theme


Summer Tableau 2021 // Photo courtesy West 18th St. Fashion Show

An exploration of spirituality, cults, and collective consciousness will take place in the West 18th Street Fashion Show‘s Summer Tableau theme. Yes, cults.

Senior Artistic Director Peregrine Honig created the Summer Tableau concept as a way to move the audience safely through the street while showcasing the artists’ work.

Seven designers’ fashions will be featured in seven installations that will be designed and constructed by local construction companies and architect firms. Jay Tomlinson, founding principal and owner of Helix Architecture and Design, will assist in creating these sets. These installations will be portable stage sets to be displayed on West 18th Street for a pedestrian-focused installation inspired by this year’s Mardi Gras “house floats” in New Orleans.

The West 18th Street Fashion Show will feature a five-year collaboration with the Kansas City Museum and a new partnership with the Kansas City Art Institute.

Mike Dillon, Nikki Glaspie (who toured with Beyoncé), and The Pitch Best Musician 2018 and 2019 and internationally recognized artist Calvin Arsenia will be performing to further elevate viewers’ experience.

Two 60 minute shows will be offered this year on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 encourage social distancing. The night will end in celebration at the Crossroads Hotel. Masks are encouraged at all events.

Each show has a capacity of 300 in contrast to the show’s typical audience of 3,000. General admission tickets via Eventbrite are $40. However, you can pay $75 for a general admission ticket and a second ticket will be donated. If you would like a donated ticket, follow @west18thstreetfashionshow on Instagram, share one of the Summer Tableau posts, and then DM your request for a free ticket. If you would like to attend a VIP party at 6:00 p.m. and then the 7:30 show tickets are $100.

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