CostumeDrama: A Fashion Show is an eclectic evening of inventive fashion that has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar.
Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the theatre. This year, 20 designers will compete in four categories: Hardware, Light, Paper, and Revisionist History.
The event will be coming back to ACT for the 2018 competition to showcase the beautiful and carefully created garments on our newly renovated Mainstage where the audience can capture every stitch and embellishment as it glides across the runway. This year’s CostumeDrama will take place on Friday July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
This year will be the seventh for CostumeDrama and will feature returning talent as well as first time designers. For one night only local artists show off their impeccable talents and eye for fashion by using unconventional items and mediums to create garments that are truly creations to feast your eyes upon.
Artists Joan and Keith Berner, Jen Canino, Tina Covelli, Julianna Hosmer and Sandy McDaniel will represent the Hardware category. Light will be depicted by the designers Ida, Gypsy Rose Creations by Rosanne, Terri Frue, Jon Pierce and Betsy Puckett. Paper will be portrayed by Art Blue “Bohemian Beaute,” Danielle Chaboudy, T.M.Ellis, AvantGeek and Kelley Ann Ross. Revisionist History will be encapsulated by Chartreuse, Miss Mannikan, McKinney Gough, Jenny Hall and Charlotte Cat Murphy.
Tickets cost $75 and are available at www.ashevilletheatre.org, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.