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Exposé: Expose the Pose

Fashion Show Maximo Xtravaganza
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Virtual Fashion Show to explore challenges and triumphs, highlighting diversity

The students in LIM College’s Fashion Show Production Club will present their first-ever virtual fashion show on Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Titled “Exposé,” the show will be streamed live on the College’s website. Inspired by the 1980s New York ballroom scene, it will take viewers through a journey highlighting current themes in society, exploring challenges and triumphs around diversity.

The show will feature 12 models, representing LIM’s diverse student body and staff. The event’s host will be Maximo “Xtravaganza” Oliveira, from the famed House of Xtravaganza. Maximo is a multidisciplinary artist, expressing himself through song, dance, photography, and videography. He is passionate about creating and sharing the stories of underrepresented queer people of color. 

Students have worked to create a virtual experience that will showcase the journey of “Expose the Pose,” with a varied array of looks to convey the story.

LIM’s Fashion Show Production Club provides students with a hands-on educational experience in planning and producing a professional-level New York City fashion show. While students do not design or create the garments featured on the runway, they are responsible for every other aspect of the production of the event—from creating the visual designs and music to model selection—making the stakes of creating a memorable show feel as high as producing one for a New York Fashion Week virtual experience.

Due to the pandemic, the students were not able to meet in person. They met on Zoom from locations across the U.S. to ensure a cohesive experience. All clothing and accessories featured in the show were chosen by students working in collaboration with designer showrooms. Fashion tech company BigThinx provided the digital platform to create the show, allowing participants to gain cutting-edge skills they will be able to apply in their future careers.

General admission tickets for “Exposé” are free and available at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/expose-expose-the-pose-tickets-147907432111

VIP tickets are $10. The VIP package will feature a curated kit of “Expose” swag, as well as access to a live interview with Jerome Andrew AKA “Uncle Juice,” Rick Johnson, and Carlton Spence, all iconic house members of the ballroom scene.

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