NYFW: Patrick Church Paints Gowns Live in His Fashion Week Performance Art

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Photography: Aaron Hooper


Patrick Church’s New York Fashion Week presentation took a more performative approach to showcasing clothing than other shows this season: the artist – whose brand is a blend of design and other mediums of visual art – elected to hand-paint a gown as viewers looked on at his latest collection.

The performance piece was titled “Pour Myself Onto You” and was held at Opening Ceremony in Manhattan. His new work continues his tradition of painting things like faces, bodies, cheeky phrases and sexually suggestive images onto existing clothing like leather jackets, fur coats and lacy dresses.

Take a look at selected images here.