Dunlevey hopes the show will steer local clotheshorses away from the mall racks. "Some people think wearable art puts it over the top," she says. "That's not the case. They're beautifully designed pieces that can be worn anywhere." But hang on to your pocketbook: Prices range from $15 (for a small handbag) to $2,500 (for a floor-length evening gown). But Dunlevey says the expense is worth it. "I want to make a statement with what I'm wearing, so that people know a bit about me," she says. "I could put on a plain, ordinary sweater and look like everyone else. Or I can put on something special, and people realize that I care about what I wear."
Sun., Oct. 22, 11 a.m.