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And that’s, like, everyone, right? Every Thursday, the California Academy of Sciences throws a rager. It’s pretty much the most happenin’ science museum anywhere. And this week is extra special for folks like myself who enjoy the intersection of science and style. In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, they’re hosting a “Fall Fashion NightLife” which will feature vintage dresses and accessories from the ’30s through the ’60s curated by Mystery Mister in African Hall. The winners from Modcloth’s Make the Cut contest who came up with the best vintage-inspired designs will take the stage. Japanese avant garde designer h.NAOTO will present modern styles, and futuristic “eTextiles” that weave technology into wearable art will also be on exhibit.
A fashion showcase of local and sustainable fashions will feature Camelia Skikos, gr.dano, Gelareh Designs, Daniel Chimowitz, and Gio Adame. You can even make your own haute couture-inspired crafts with Haute Gloo (anyone know what that is?), and learn about the important role of ornamentation and fashion throughout human history from Academy anthropologists Zeray Alemseged and Russell Hartman. Honey Soundsystem DJs will be spinning beats in the coral reef and east pavilion. And it’s only $12! I’d pay that just to find out what Haute Gloo is. Plus you get to see Claude the albino alligator! Maybe you’ll also see an ostrich–that’s for viewing not wearing, you fashionistas. This just in, there’s a fresh batch of 2-week-old ostrich babies at the museum!! Though I’m not sure if they’ll be allowed out so late.
When: Thursday, September 6 from 6-10pm (Ages 21+)
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Tickets: $12 per person ($10 for Academy members), available at the door or online. Check out more details on Facebook!