MegaGlam + Laser Cat

April + November, 2014 | Art Directors Club, New York + Miami | Laser Cat Events

The work of MegaGlam was included in the ADC Global Awards & Club Laser Cat events in Miami at the Bass Museum and in Brooklyn during 2014. Laser Cat, a giant cat head that projects art through its laser beam eyes, was created by Hungry Castle.



MegaGlam’s work was also included in the promo email for the Brooklyn event.




MegaGlam featured in Exhibition and Fashion Show curated and produced by Kelly Cutrone

June 2014 | Gallery 66 NY

Fashion As Art Exhibition and Fashion Show at Gallery 66 NY

The Gallery 66 NY “Fashion As Art” event  featured a national juried gallery exhibition of fashion-inspired art and standalone fashion show. Three MegaGlam pieces were chosen by Kelly Cutrone, owner of the fashion public relations firm, People’s Revolution; judge on America’s Next Top Model; and featured personality on MTV’s True Life, Dr. Phil, and The Hills and the City. As well as Carla Goldberg, Director of New York City’s Skylight Gallery and Bau Gallery of Beacon; and member of the Council of the International Coalition of Artists, and the Committee for the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.

“Fashion Al Fresco”

June 27, 2014

By Alison Rooney
for The Paper, Cold Spring, NY

It was fashion al fresco outside of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Sunday (June 22) with the path toward the church and the Parish Hall serving as the runway for the Fashion As Art II Fashion Show.

The event featured the work of several professionals along with six Haldane student designers. All the pieces were tied to or inspired by works of art. Some were even edible.

Haldane students, guided by emcee Kelly Cutrone, put the whole event together, serving as producers, photographers, make-up artists, models, stylists, sound engineers and set builders; many did double duty. An appreciative crowd oohed and aahed at each stylish look.

The Paper Fashion As Art Gallery 66 NY
Fashion maven Kelly Cutrone (right)
ushers out model Brooke Vahos at the
Fashion as Art II runway show.
(Photo by Maggie Benmour)

The Paper Fashion As Art Gallery 66 NY
Kelly Vahos walks the runway in a
kHyal look at the Fashion As Art II
show on Sunday.
(Photo by A. Rooney) 

The Paper Fashion As Art Gallery 66 NY
Haldane student Tess Hansler
models a design crafted by
professional designer kHyal.
(Photo by A. Rooney)




A Happy Reunion with Andy Warhol Factory Star and renown author and artist Ultra Violet

kHyal with Andy Warhol Factory Star Ultra Violet

Turning a corner yesterday at the Volta New York press preview at 82 Mercer Street, serendipity arrived. There sat Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) in a special installation of her self portrait mirrors and other work curated by New York’s Culture Shock.

I met Ultra Violet in 1995 when she approached me at a show I was in at Ricco/Maresca Gallery called “CODE” an international new media exhibition sponsored by Microsoft, Apple and Softimage. At the time, my friend and business partner Jackie Lightfield and I had an interactive agency called blowtorch with a sub brand called Art Spark, under which we published interactive art CD ROMs, including Los Angeles artist Bill Barminski’s “Consumer Product.” Jackie had also programmed the fake AI engine in the interactive portion of my sculpture in the CODE show.

Ultra Violet was interested in having us publish her book “Famous for Fifteen Minutes,” as an interactive CD ROM.

Set in the dervish years of the Sixties and Seventies, Famous For Fifteen Minutes is a confession memoir of Ultra Violet. The story recounts of Warhol, a shy, bald, myopic, gay albino from an ethnic Pittsburgh suburb and the “Girl in Andy’s Soup,” Isabelle Collin Dufresne, a.k.a. Ultra Violet, a convent educated heiress from France. Salvador Dali, her companion for five years, introduced her to Andy in 1963. The book won the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt Award, and has been published in 14 languages.

Ultra Violet spent time with us at our offices in New Haven, CT and we visited her at her New York penthouse, in a building that towered over the Guggenheim Museum, going over the materials and learning about the details of Ultra Violet’s amazing life, including her adventures when she worked for and studied with surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

Ultra Violet was very interested in the MegaGlam Space Age Yeti jacket and “I do what I want” custom dress I was wearing, and asked if I could make something for her in magenta.

I hadn’t seen Ultra Violet since the late 90s, and am looking forward to visiting her Chelsea studio this weekend.

The above description of Famous for Fifteen Minutes was referenced from the Amazon book listing here

Photo by Debra Anderson, Culture Shock, New York.

kHyal + Karl at Refinery29

DECEMBER 2011 | Refinery29

kHyal and Karl Heine captured in front of step-and-repeat wall by Refinery29 — the go-to place for inspiring, empowering and celebrating personal style — at their Miami edition launch event at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge during Art Basel Miami.

kHyal and Karl at Refinery29

*kHyal in her Pink Yeti dress — See more of kHyal’s character apparel and accessories at MegaGlam.

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