Fall 2013

Kiva New to Project Runway: Natives Make Their Own Fashion Statement

Tom
Klawsuc
Submitted by master on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:24
When Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo), the noted southwest fashion designer, nearly won the popular Project Runway television show, she served notice that Indians are ready to take on the intensely competitive  fashion industry on their own terms. She represents a Native breakthrough that has been building for three generations.

Fall 2013

Tom
Klawsuc
Submitted by master on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 10:22

Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) wowed the judges of the Project Runway television competition with this blue dress studded with mic pendants; one called it "Techno powwow". The mica sheets, an important traditional material from the Taos Pueblo people are enclosed in silver hoops forged in the blacksmith shop of Michaels' stepfather and hand-sewn on the dress.