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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Exhibition Features the Wild Side of Clothing

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM

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Fashion is one of our great public art forms, and San Francisco is eye candy no matter where you turn your face. The featured man of fashion at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Billy Bowers, has designed clothes for the Cockettes, Alice Cooper, the Rolling Stones, and Salvador Dali. Bowers' new work at "Walt Disney Was Homosexual" is a culmination of 40 years playing with the visual tableau of clothing in color, line, and material.

The clothes Bowers created were featured in a runway show at the exhibition's opening reception, then they were transferred to mannequins for you to revere. If you ever wanted to get up close to the trashy angelic frills of the hot trannies at the Love Parade to really figure out what the hell was going on with their outfits, this is the sensual experience you've been waiting for.

Alongside to the fashion show is a photo exhibition by Roger Anderson, "Cockette Close-Up." It features the Cockettes and the Angels of Light. Shooting with the eye of a peer rather than a voyeur, Anderson captures backstage drama and self-possessed preening from some of San Francisco's most cherished freaks.

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