Made Surreal—A Fashion Design Competition

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. during MIX: Couture

From over fifty entries submitted by designers from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York, twenty finalists have been selected to create their surrealist fashions for Made Surreal, a runway show competition inspired by the exhibition Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art from October 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

Our distinguished panel of judges will award a $500 first prize, a $250 second prize, and a $150 third prize, as well as a Curator’s Choice Award and a Collector’s Choice Award. Participants will be judged on the creative and original interpretation of surrealist techniques and themes through fashion, as well as their craftsmanship and quality of execution. Plus, MIX attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite for the People’s Choice Award!

Judges include David Raymond, art collector and filmmaker; Doris Raymond, vintage clothing guru and owner of Los Angeles vintage store The Way We Wore (featured in the Smithsonian Channel hit “L.A. Frock Stars”); Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum; and Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Tickets for MIX: Couture featuring Made Surreal are $8 in advance, $10 day of event. CMA members free.