New York Times reviews “A Queer History of Fashion”

September 11, 2013


In the Sept 11 issue of the New York Times, “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk,” an exhibition designed by JSA, was reviewed by Guy Trebay in his article In Search of a Gay Aesthetic. Trebay writes, “To suggest the implicit reciprocal relationship between gay culture and high fashion, Mr. Sanders constructed a white catwalk to display mannequins dressed in high-fashion clothes. Beneath it runs a purple platform for displaying styles associated directly with gay subcultures: fashion’s straight ego and its lavender id. ‘The subcultural planes turn upward,’ disruptively, Mr. Sanders said.”