Saturday's Pin Show Took Couture Over the Bridge

All photos by Maegan Puetz

As Dallas' artists explore the city's more transitional areas, we see the lovely visual byproducts created by their friction. Just in the last year, patchy spots on each side of the bridge were commandeered for quick exhibitions -- In Cooperation With Muscle Nation and Art Con repurposed a Dragon Street warehouse, while Dead White Zombies challenged the address quo in Trinity Groves.

But until Saturday's Pin Show, an annual runway project, nobody had teetered quite so far on the edge of the cultural surface tension by also luring in Dallas' fashion elite. I wasn't sure how it would go. Baiting that crowd usually requires a floating catwalk and a luxury hotel. But not last weekend. Julie McCullough and her team beckoned them across the bridge (albeit, the nice bridge) and into an abandoned warehouse with the simple promise of a professional caliber runway offering. And you know what? They delivered.

Know what else? I like watching floor-length furs drag through West Dallas parking lots.

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Jamie Laughlin
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