Vintage Fashion Show a Smashing Success

Vintage Fashion Show a Smashing Success

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Fashion was on full display at the Art and Vintage Fashion Show on Friday evening, May 31. The extraordinary event attracted an enthusiastic crowd of art and fashion lovers who enjoyed a wine & cheese reception, DJ-inspired music and fashion from bygone eras.

The former Skyline Club at 2000 Town Center was the scene of the event, hosted by The Friends of Southfield Public Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to procuring, transporting, installing and restoring art for public enjoyment.

The event featured a vintage fashion show with models from the Southfield A&T Dance Team displaying authentic vintage clothing from the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. On loan from Fantoni, a Berkley vintage clothing store, the clothes were previously sold in such iconic Detroit stores as J.L. Hudson’s, B. Siegel, Winkelman’s, Himelhoch’s, Jacobson’s, Bonwit Teller, Claire Pearone and Surwin’s.

“This was a unique experience for attendees to get a glance into yesterday’s fashion world while supporting the local art community,” says Southfield Mayor Kenson J. Siver.

Local artists Priscilla Phifer, Rosemary Summers, Samah Kthar, Reggie Singleton, Lionnel Hurst and Brian Nickson also showcased their work along with several vintage clothing, jewelry and art vendors.

Funds from the show will go toward public art projects, including a signature piece by famed Mexican sculptor Sebastian. His sculpture will be part of the “Nine Mile Greenway Corridor and Placemaking Project,” which represents the corridor extending from I-75 in Hazel Park to I-275 in Farmington Hills.