Fashion As Art Keynote Speaker

Thursday, April 18 - 6:00 PM

The Fralin Museum of Art presents Fashion As Art. The week opens with Keynote Speaker, Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo). 

Innovative. Eco-Friendly. Avant-garde. Distinctive. Fashion-Forward. Organic. Unique. Leader. Showstopper. You may think you know her from Project Runway, but there is so much more to learn about and from this dynamic designer. For over 20 years, Patricia Michaels has been producing one-of-a-kind haute couture that transcends cultures and defies fashion trends. Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she was surrounded by beauty—in culture, landscape, and art, all which greatly influenced her design aesthetic. Her Native American culture is deeply rooted in New Mexico, and as a child, she spent a lot of time at Taos Pueblo where many of her family, including her grandparents, lived. In this majestic, untouched terrain, Patricia received a unique education—the environment became her teacher, and with the help of her elders, she learned to respect and honor the process of working with her hands and heart.


Hunter Smith Band Building at UVA
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

Date / Time

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM