Fresh Dressed

Fresh Dressed
7 pm

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins' music-filled history film draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders. Presented as part of City As Canvas. 

Image credit: Part One, TDS (The Death Squad), 1989, ink on board, 10 × 7 in. Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Martin Wong, 94.114.190.

Friday, November 3
The Toby
$8 M / $12 P

Pre-Film Talk

6:30 pm - The Toby

Samuel E Vázquez is visual artist, historian, and scholar working primarily in mixed media. His inspiration is rooted in the New York City subway style writings of the 70s and 80s, along with the works of Ed Clark, Jackson Pollock, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Vázquez will share personal insight on the urban youth's fashion of the time, highlighting key factors including the socio-economic, political, and cultural climate of the city that gave birth to progressive fashion styles—and how these styles' significance solidified a "uniting front" within the inner city's youth.