Art and fashion are like air-kissing cousins, so it was not surprising when the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art launched its “Fashionistas Fight Back” exhibit last month.
What is surprising is how well the two really complement each other to create something entirely new. For a last-chance look at the exhibit, visit before it closes on Nov. 14. Details are at occca.org.
In combining art and fashion, the “Fashionistas” show is more than the sum of its parts. Describing the event, art writer Robert Mintz called out the power of the combination.
“Fashion is a seductive powerhouse in contemporary culture, worthy of celebration and critique,” he wrote. “Fashion is a weapon — against boredom, the prosaic and the humdrum.”
The Santa Ana art venue is known for its risk-taking exhibits that carefully weave multiple forms of art, from uncensored performances to dance to orchestral arrangements.