IMITATION OF CHRIST SS13

The tornado did not stop my husband, actor Etienne Navarre and I from arriving at Bortolami Gallery in Chelsea for the Imitation of Christ SS13 presentation.  The models ranging from about 8-9 years of age to  a Carmen Dell’Orefice  look-a-like stood in front of “changing mirrors” with piles of clothing on the floor next to each one of them.  They were in a world of their own; twirling, dancing, giggling, looking at their appearances in the mirror.  Every so often there was  a frequent change of clothing, perhaps trying to find that perfect look, just as we women do in the privacy of our own closet.

The designer, Tara Subkoff  ~ photo credit: Etienne R. Navarre

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Etienne R. Navarre

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Etienne R. Navarre

The second room showcased a live installation of models in the nude wearing glass masks and their bodies marked with glass, plastic surgery notations.  A video of  pregnant artist Vanessa Beecroft  in the nude played on a loop. Glass artist, Ivan Lee Mora created the glass pieces during his residency in Venice, Italy this summer. This marks the second collaboration between Subkoff and Mora.

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Etienne R. Navarre

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

And of course no fashion show or presentation is complete if there are no actors present.

Chloe Sevigny at Imitation of Christ , This is Not a Fashion Show SS13 ~ photo credit: Fernanda Medina

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xxoo,

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