Native American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the Future

Jessica Metcalfe

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers
(No advanced reservations. Ticket sales begin at 5:30 pm and are available only at the door.)

Native American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the FutureNative American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the FutureMembership Lecture by Jessica Metcalfe, March 21, 2013, photograph by Jason S. OrdazNative American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the FutureMembership Lecture by Jessica Metcalfe, March 21, 2013, photograph by Jason S. Ordaz

Since the 1940s, Native American fashion designers have used clothing as a way to continue age-old clothing practices, deconstruct stereotypes, and subvert the mainstream fashion industry. The artists seek to reclaim the label “Native American” in the fashion world and create new opportunities for Native artists. In this unique presentation, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe highlights the work of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Wendy Ponca (Osage), and Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo).



Videography by Jason S. Ordaz with video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd

Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and Flora Crichton Lecture Fund