Proenza Schouler’s Three-Ring–Circus Presentation Comes to Florence


Well, so much for plain white runways and a CD of "Pachelbel's Canon." Local heroes Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (or "Proenza Schouler," your choice) have whipped up quite a pre-collection show for their first out-of-the-U.S. presentation, at Florence's Pitti W this coming week. The bill includes the boys' clothes (naturally), a performance by the newly re-ascendant blue-faced–performance-art punk stalwart Kembra Pfahler (the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black), a video by similarly overhyphenated drag-art chanteuse Kalup Linzy (click for camp on an epic scale), and an installation by sculptor Haim Steinbach. Messrs. McCollough and Hernandez said they just wanted their show to be "really American." Mission accomplished, countrymen.

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