Counter Couture

“Counter Couture” was an exhibition of clothes and wearable art celebrating the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition, originally shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum outside Seattle, moved to New York City. A patchwork outfit that Barbara slowly put together over several years in the early 70s, was shown, along with such items as Wavy Gravy’s jumpsuit, a Jimi Hendrix shirt, and astonishing items of crochet, beadwork, embroidery, and more.

Counter Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

March 2–August 20, 2017