I felt an outpouring of this love as I left the Tailor Swift Black Sheep Fridays event at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver Friday night. Leave it to the hippest museum in town to come up with such a clever event, a happy hour with flair--Taylor Swift songs played by a live band while four beautiful seamstresses hemmed people's pants.
There is, ahem, the small issue of payment, of course.
In this case, every item sewed was just $5. The going rate would be at least $10.
I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
I just want to know you better (a little more about the seamstresses...)
I didn't meet all the seamstresses though they were working in unison. After a short talk with Claudia Miller (on the right), I learned that they are professional seamstresses & advanced sewing instructors at the Fancy Tiger craft store on South Broadway. They teach everything from quilting to embroidering. For a complete list of classes, click here.
These lovely tailors are the seamstresses who can make things--skirts & scarves & dresses. Imagine a bride-to-be describing her dream dresses for her bridesmaids, & the person who sews them--tailors make dreams come true.
Everything has changed.
The Museum of Contemporary Art has been open since 2007. They are currently featuring Pattern: Follow the Rules.
The works "begin with a system or set of rules (mechanical, technological, digital or otherwise) and, through repetitive action, create objects that are rigorous in their optical repetition" (read more here). The MCA exhibits change about every four months. The CMA building is as cool as the exhibits, and the rooftop cafe is one of the best features.