Material Worlds Fashion Show at Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Attire: Creative Formal

High fashion meets high tech at Material Worlds, a one-night-only event presented by Carnegie Museum of Art at Pittsburgh’s Ace Hotel.

Inspired by the CMOA exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion (February 4–May 1, 2017), local artists will showcase wearable works of art featuring innovative technology, unique processes, and unconventional materials. Mingle with other Pittsburgh professionals and creatives during a thrilling runway show.

Artists and designers were selected by a CMOA committee from an open call based on their abilities to visualize the ideals and aesthetics of design inspired by Iris van Herpen. Each designer or team will produce two looks for the runway. Participating artists include:

  • Atticus Adams
  • Lea Albaugh
  • Team: Richard Chou + Chengcheng Zhao
  • Julianne D'Errico
  • Memphis George
  • Team: Zain Islam-Hashmi + Brandon Dareff
  • Stephanie Moye
  • Rachel Muse
  • Sarah Jane Sindler
  • So-Hee Woo

Watch for sneak peeks of their designs and process at

Inspired by Iris

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen marries precision and meticulous handcraft, inventive technological solutions, and a striking, futuristic aesthetic. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion gathers seven years of van Herpen’s original haute couture for this exhibition: her first North American tour. On view through May 1 at Carnegie Museum of Art, it presents 15 of her collections across a bewildering range of materials and techniques.

Celebrities like Beyonce, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Scarlett Johansson have sought her luxe, otherworldly dresses. Transforming Fashion at CMOA is a rare chance to experience the broad sweep of her extraordinary designs together in one place.

Make a night of it. Book a room at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh and use code CARNEGIE to get a special rate!

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