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Michael Cepress Introduces The Modern Gentleman
A Runway Show of Men's Fashion
Showbox Theatre (1st Ave and Pike St, downtown Seattle)
Sunday May 14, 2006
7:oo: Doors, cocktails
8:oo: RUNWAY SHOW
9:oo: Dance with DJ Colby B
NO COVER (suggested $5 donation at the door)
ALL AGES


NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michael Cepress, University of Washington School of Art
Tel: (206) 334.7602
Email: mcepress@u.washington.edu
Web: http://www.michaelcepress.com

Local Designer Gives Men a New Look
The Modern Gentleman: A Runway Show of Mens Fashion

Seattle--May 1, 2006-- Local designer Michael Cepress will be presenting his new collection of mens fashion at the Showbox Theatre on Sunday, May 14, 2006 with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. The runway show will be introducing a line of new and challenging mens garments that function as art, and give men a sense of variety and freedom that is otherwise only found in womens apparel.

A total of forty new pieces will be featured on live models, including colorful, lavish and artfully tailored variations on shirts, trousers, knickers, accessories and even skirts for men. This collection is as sexy as it is progressive,îsaid Cepress. Im trying to challenge the common approach to clothing design by blurring gender lines and investigating the history of mens fashion.

The runway event is in conjunction with the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery on May 26th, 2006. The event, at the Showbox Theatre, will display the culmination of 2 years of study by Cepress in the Fibers Program at the University of Washington School of Art.

A reception and dance party featuring the music of Seattle DJ Colby B will follow the runway show. DJ Colby B. frequently performs at Chop Sueys Comeback, the War Room, and is returning to the Showbox Theatre to provide her support for local independent designers like Cepress.

The Showbox Theatre is located at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Pike Street in Downtown Seattle across from Pike Place Market. A cash bar opens at 7:00 p.m. with the runway show beginning at 8:00 p.m. DJ Colby B will get the dance party started immediately following the fashion show. The event is open to all ages with a $5 suggested donation at the door.
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