Monkey Queen, the founder of Freewill Fashions, is producing her first solo fashion exhibition featuring a wide array of vintage garments worn in unusual ways - nightgowns as eveningwear, lingerie as daywear, tops worn as pants and skirts, vintage aprons & retro dresses worn backwards. Guests will be treated to fun looks, along with a dose of goodwill. "The goal is to stimulate viewers, young and old, to want to create their own fashions in their own creative way. This is the sole purpose of the program, and I would like to see this trend, hopefully using old garments and accessories, spread around the world---in order to reverse this destructive "buy and discard" mentality," explains her simian highness. "First, I would like to save women from spiritual, cultural, and financial bankruptcy. Second, I would like to restore environmental integrity to stop the demise of wonderful species that share this planet with us. When we stop consumption of all things, we will see the quality of our life improves instead of decreases."
- WHAT: Live and Dress Inside Out, Upside Down and Backward New Age fashion exhibition
- WHEN: April 19th - Sunday, April 29th 7-9 pm
- WHERE: Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street
- COST: $20 opening night; $5 all other days from 12-6pm
- Lesley Scott