Gallery 66 NY and Art to Wear Too hold fashion shows June 23 & 29

From June 7-30, fashion boutique Art to Wear Too and Gallery 66 NY are co-sponsoring a month-long series of events that will include many local merchants and will focus on Fashion as Art. Among the events scheduled, there will be two fashion shows.

'The Empress' by Roger Derrick
‘The Empress’ by Roger Derrick

For Living Sculpture on June 23, Gallery 66 NY will present an unusual combination of items and events. While focusing on artist-designed apparel, the show will also feature couture created from coffee bean sacks, a display of Japanese kimonos, edible wearable art, an outfit made of glass, and a life-size Barbie.

In Drawn to Fashion on June 29, SkyBaby Studio, 75 Main St., will host a collaboration featuring the art and fashions of Indigo Chic, Hudson Valley Outfitters and Art to Wear Too. The clothing is all wearable and chic, but the show will have a unique interactive component: As our models pose in a wide variety of outfits, performance artist Jaanika Peerna will create one of her fabulous works by actually drawing on a live model.

The Fashion as Art month will also offer:

  • a children’s mini fashion show, to be held at Gallery 66 NY
  • a fashion-related display of original teen art, to be displayed in the windows of Main Street merchants
  • “artful clothing” made from everyday objects, as provided by local vendors, by teens led by fashion and costume designer Marilyn Heberling to create such things as belts made from pet collars and leashes, fashion accessories out of kitchen utensils, and outfits transformed into art works, as frozen yogurt is drizzled on them in patterns
  • a display of fashion accouterments from wartime to be exhibited at the Putnam History Museum

Fashion as Art will open with a reception on Friday, June 7, 6 – 9 p.m., at Gallery 66 NY, 66 Main St., Cold Spring. For more information, visit

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