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					                                                                                                                     DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES
                                                                                                                     DAVE BOYER, DIRECTOR




                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
                                March 20, 2012                                                 Nancy Coumoundouros
                                                                                               Cultural Arts Supervisor
                                                                                               248-473-1856


                                              Matthew Richmond’s Paper Dress Exhibit
                                                at the City Gallery through April 13
                                The unique, edgy paper dress creations made of entirely recycled materials by
                                artist Matt Richmond will be on display at the City Gallery at the Costick Center
                                in Farmington Hills through April 13. The City Gallery is located in the Costick
                                Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, and is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 –
                                4:30 and during special events.
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                                Richmond’s designs have most recently been seen on Channel 4’s “Dateline
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                                Detroit Primetime Edition,” featuring the gown that caused quite a stir when
                                worn by the station’s reporter Ashley Baracy at the Detroit Auto Show.
                                Baracy’s stunning gown was made entirely from auto brochures. Richmond’s
                                designs have also been worn by live models at Royal Oak’s Gallery U, at an
                                “ambush fashion show” in downtown Royal Oak, and have been exhibited at
                                other venues and galleries. The City Gallery is his sixth exhibit.

                                Richmond’s materials vary from plastic Kroger bags to Target holiday wrapping
                                paper. Although he has no formal training in clothing design, Richmond says he
                                has always been fascinated by couture fashion. One of his favorite designers is
                                Bob Mackie, the artist known for his dazzling designs created for stars such as
                                Cher, Carol Burnett and The Spice Girls.

                                “My first creation was inspired by an old bust form that I found in my parents’
                                basement,” says Richmond. “I was bored one afternoon and decided to try to
                                design a futuristic dress for the form out of old gift wrap and, as they say, the
                                rest is history.” The exhibit also features a wide array of fashion images by
                                various photographers, starring Richmond’s designs.

                                For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.


                                END




                                 31555 West Eleven Mile Road • Farmington Hills, MI 48336 • 248.871.2500 Phone • 248.871.2501 Fax

				
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