Open Through June 25

Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter
Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter
Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter
Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter

This summer, experience extravagant fashion designs and brilliant horticultural displays inspired by Billy Porter's local roots and artistic accomplishments.

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The Phipps Fund And
Seeding the Future Matching Fund Appeals

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Now through June 25, Phipps invites you to Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter. This spectacular new show will feature brilliant horticultural displays and breathtaking fashion designs inspired by Billy Porter's local roots and iconic array of accomplishments as an award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright. With the help of six professional fashion designers and costumers and students from Billy’s local alma maters, Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh CAPA High School, Phipps has created an unforgettable experience for all.

Stunning scenes in room after room will place you directly into fantastic world of fashion and flora, surrounding you with bursts of bright blooms like geraniums, begonias, philodendron and so much more. Prepare to be wowed as you behold unique designs and gorgeous gowns enhanced by beauty that only Phipps can provide.

  • Enter the show as an intricate, Pittsburgh-inspired gown takes center stage in front of a pink neon sign in our Welcome Center
  • Stroll among elegant blue and green costumes inspired by Porter’s Unprotected: A Memoir beneath gleaming globe chandeliers in our Sunken Garden
  • View a captivating gold costume that hovers in the Victoria Room as blue water lilies circulate in the pond below
  • Strut your stuff into the Broderie Room featuring a vibrant Kinky Boots-inspired display
  • Lights, camera, action! The South Conservatory transports you to a red carpet holding three award-worthy dresses constructed with dried plant material
  • Marvel at the live fish swimming within the aquaponics costume in the Serpentine Room 
  • Don't forget to strike a pose in front of the pink and green vertical wall on your way out!

Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino and featuring the work of Madison Michalko, Thee Suburbia, Cathy Olivar, Daniele Mathews, Damian Dominguez, Mindy Eshelman and the students of Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh CAPA 6 – 12, is open May 6 – June 25.

Sketches © Jordyn Melino, Madison Michalko, Thee Suburbia, Cathy Olivar, Daniele Mathews, Damian Dominguez

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