Moving Talent Forward Fashion Show

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I have never been an adventurous outgoing person, let alone a person who goes to large events, therefore this assignment didn’t prove to be too hard in finding events to go to but making myself actually attend said events was what proved to be the actual problem. I ended up going to two events that have to do with clothing I went to the: Moving Talent Forward Fashion show and the MSU Just a Costume Open Dialogue discussion. I found that both were eye opening experience and in some ways similarly.
I was persuaded to go to the Moving Talent Forward Fashion show on the 25th of October by my housemate Amber. The event was held at the Gallatin Valley Mall right in front of the JC Penny’s store, the perfect location because it drew other people in from around the mall and was easy to find. Moving Talent Forward put on this event as a way to introduce to the public to the many facets of Native American arts and culture.
I had always thought that the arts of Native American fashion were out of date full of beading and a void of anything modern elements from cut to fitting however, the exact opposite proved true. For the Fashion part of the show there were four lines shown each very different mixing traditional elements with great cut and
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The event was held in the Student Union Building on campus on the 28th of October and was open to the community at large. They had three speakers and then we were split into “dialogue groups” to discuss in more depth between the members of our table what we thought of costume stereotypes. Two of the speakers at the event talked about how costumes for women are binding women into these overly sexy stereotypes, while the other presenter Montana talked about how you should know the background of a costume especially if theirs a culture/race it’s being taken

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