Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience announces the opening of its newest exhibit, "Fashion: Workroom to Runway." On Display August 10, 2012 – April 21, 2013 From innovative design to mass production, many of the clothes we wear are touched by Asian Pacific Americans. Discover what it takes to get clothing into a consumer’s hands through the personal stories and perspectives of early sewing schools, garment workers and designers in the limelight. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and hard work of this competitive industry. Unravel issues dealing with ethics, stereotypes, and ideals of beauty. Featuring original works and contributions from national and local designers, including: Vera Wang Luly Yang Josie Natori Gei Chan Jason Wu Banchong Douangphrachanh Monique Lhullier Hisako Nakaya Andy South Malia Peoples Harold Koda Chrissy Wai-Ching Trina Turk Vivienne Tam On display in the Safeco Special Exhibition Gallery at The Wing. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is dedicated to immersing visitors in uniquely-American stories of survival, success, struggle, conflict, compassion and hope. The Museum is in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Chinatown-International District, and includes the very hotel where countless immigrants first found a home, a meal and refuge. As our nation’s only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience, it’s one of the few places that can truly give you a new perspective on what it means to be American. The Wing is a Smithsonian Affiliate, a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

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