Monday, April 21, 2003

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

FRIDAY APRIL 25th 1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
SATURDAY APRIL 26th ~ 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
METROPOLITAN PAVILION 125 WEST 18th STREET
BETWEEN 6th and 7th AVE. ADMISSION $ 20.00
www.manhattanvintage.com

(Press Release) Come meet artist, filmmaker and vintage dealer Sunny Chapman (Booth 8), one of the 14 wild and wonderful women profiled in best selling author Simon Doonan's latest book Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women. Quoted in a feature article about Wacky Chicks in the May 2003 W, Doonan says " Wacky chicks use style as a missile-defense system. Radical Style gives women power in the world, and authority." In the Sunday April 20 New York Post article Doonan says "People say that style and fashion are veryoppressive to women. But the reality is that fashion and interior design have created what social workers call safe space for wacky chicks to do their thing."

Among the astoundingly creative, wacky women in the fashion world, Doonan lists Coco Chanel, Pauline Trigere, Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo and Donna Karan. Speaking of Donna Karan, here's what she has to say about Simon "Simon is a male Lucille Ball." (a book jacket quote). Also on the book jacket is this quote from fabulously funny and wonderfully wacky Sandra Bernhard "Once again, Simon Doonan paints a madcap landscape, filled with colorful characters. Well, you know, he's a funny man." If your inner wacky chick is longing to live la vida loca, let Sunny give your wardrobe some wacky panache with a witty piece or two from her eccentric collection.


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