2016 Friday Mr. David Collection
QFW is so incredibly honored to be presenting a collection from Mr. David on Friday at the Deconstruction: Fashion & Art Social! It will be a show not to be missed!
A child prodigy, Mr. David began clothing adults by the age of eight. Attending the High School of Fashion Industries seemed almost superfluous to the already self-taught designer. He launched his own business—“Mr. David”—after a brief stint at F.I.T. and soon became immersed in the cultural under-ground nightlife of NYC. There he found many outlets for his creativity within the fashion elite and avant-garde societies. Breaking away from the conformists of the 7thAvenue rag mills led to nearly two decades of artistry in the entertainment industry. Mr. David has produced thousands of costume and couture designs in all realms of clothing. Ranging from debutante balls, rock videos, opera productions, motion pictures, authentic period pieces, and live theatre, to high drag, his work continues to satisfy the myriad interests and varied talents of this proficient designer. Mr. David recently designed Lady Bunny’s gown for the final Wigstock, evidence that his designs remain highly prized at the center of the fashion world. What is amazing still is that Mr. David’s fruitful career rests mostly on the word of mouth of satisfied clients as he does little to promote his own name, allowing the designs to take the spotlight.
Mr. David has made an equally prolific contribution to the San Francisco art and fashion scene. While maintaining residences and studios on both coasts for the last XX years, he has made an indelible impression on audiences and style fanatics in the Bay Area. His creations have illuminated the work of the Kunstoff dance troupe for the last five seasons, as well as San Francisco puppeteer Basil Twist’s recent production of Petrushka at Lincoln Center. He has regularly designed products for West Coast specialty stores, George and Antoine Proulx. And, his couture specially designed for Juanita More! has caused endless inspiration to the world of San Francisco nightlife, culminating in an 8-year retrospective at the esteemed Catharine Clark gallery.
An architecturally oriented artisan, Mr. David triumphs in all arenas of design whether it be severe tailoring construction or fluid bias cut. His work with every sized and shaped body imaginable, has given him a vast knowledge of beautifying, correcting, and creating impressive illusions.