WOODSTOCK REVISITED: Andy Hilfiger has teamed up with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for a fundraising and fashion event. He will stage Festival Fashion: Bellbottoms and Butterfly Wings, a runway show featuring festival-inspired clothing from his personal collection. It will be held in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods on April 25. The show will highlight looks from iconic Sixties ensembles to contemporary electronic music festival designs.
“Over my four decades in music and fashion, I have styled everyone from The Ramones to ZZ Top, Kid Rock to Michael Jackson, and collected countless vintage looks, including pieces worn by some of the world’s biggest stars,” said Hilfiger. “This exhibition is an opportunity to share my collection with the world, in a place that continues to influence fashion in ways that designers can only dream of.”
The evening, which costs $50, includes music, light fare, beer and wine, and culminates with a fashion show. All proceeds from the event will benefit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Bethel Woods is located on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, which is home to Mysteryland, the U.S. version of the world’s longest running electronic music festival.
Bethel Woods is also looking for festival attendees to model their own festival outfits on the runway for Festival Fashion. Entrants an submit a hi-res scan or digital image of their best festival look to #BWFestivalFashion, or via e-mail to FestivalFashion@BethelWoodsCenter.org.
The fashion show begins a summer special exhibit at the Museum at Bethel Woods that opens June 11. It will feature clothes from Hilfiger’s collection and will show the parallels between Sixties fashion and modern rockwear.