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See COUNTER-COUTURE at NY MAD before mid-August, 2017!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

The COUNTER-COUTURE exhibit opened in NYC at the Museum of Art & Design in March and will be coming down mid-August. Regret that I am so slow to tell you all on the East Coast that you can see it there in its very best setting ever!

DO go see it if you have the chance. It’s an amazing two-floor extravaganza, and I’m thrilled.

It has received top NY reviews, so I’ll add a bunch for your delectation.

–Alexandra Jacopetti Hart


The New York Times Style, Facebook Live Video with Michael Cepress at MAD, March 2

Vogue, A New Exhibit Explores the Radical Style of ’60s and ’70s Counterculture , March 23

Harper’s Bazaar, Facebook Live Video at MAD with Barbara Paris Gifford and Michael Cepress, March 1

Women’s Wear Daily, Inside ‘Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in Counterculture’ at the Museum of Arts and Design, March 2

New York Magazine (The Cut), Remembering Gender-Bending DIY Fashion in the 1970s, March 8

The Huffington Post, What 1970s Counterculture Can Teach Us About Resistance Today, March 8

Gothamist, Photos: Check Out Counter Culture Fashion at Museum of Arts and Design, March 4

City Guide, Spring Preview: Fashion Takes the Lead at the Museum of Arts and Design, January 30

The New York Observer, MAD Museum Grooves With Craft-Inspired, 1970s Crochet and Beyond Fashion Exhibition, March 6

Paper Magazine, Get High on Counter-Culture Couture at the Museum of Arts and Design’s New Exhibition, March 2

i-D Vice, Rediscovering Radical 70s Fashion in San Francisco Attics, February 17

Surface Magazine—Full page on Counter Couture, March issue

ArtnetCounter Couture included in 10 Things to See in NY

City Guide, Museum of Arts and Design: Counter-Couture Exhibition, March 7

NYC City Guide, This Week in the City, March 30 (print)

City Guide, Spring Preview: Fashion Takes the Lead at the Museum of Arts and Design, January 30

Vogue Russia, The history of American fashion at New York’s MAD, January 13

Style Curated, Counter Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, March 5

Arts Summary, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture at Museum of Arts and Design, March 2 – August 20, 2017, March 5

Metrosource, Hippie Haute Couture Celebrated at NYC Gallery Showing, March 3

Broadway World, MAD Spotlights the Convergence of Fashion and Craft in the Counterculture Movement of the 1960’s and ’70’s, February 28

Thought Gallery, Exhibition Tour with Guest Curator Michael Cepress and Artist Fayette Hauser, February 27

Accessories Magazine, Museum of Arts and Design Opens Counter-Couture  Exhibit, March 1

Daily Fashion Report, MAD Spotlights Convergence of Fashion & Craft With Counter-Couture Exhibition, March 2

Overseas Korean Journalist Association, Counter-Couture at MAD, March 5

NEWSROH, Counter-Couture Opening at MAD, March 5

NYC Style and a Little Cannoli, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture at The MAD Museum, February 24

Untapped Cities, 12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss March 2017, February 27

The Art Key, Calendar Listing for Counter-Couture, March 2017

Craft Foxes, Counter Couture’ Celebrates Handmade Boho and Hippie Style at NYC’s M.A.D., March 6

CHICMI New York, Counter-Couture Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, March 2017

NYC X Design, Counter-Couture Handmade Fashion in American Counterculture, March 2017, Inside ‘Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in Counterculture’ at the Museum of Arts and Design, March 2

Art Zealous, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture at MAD, February

NYGO, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, February 2017

Shukan New York Seikatsu, Counter-Couture, March 11

Senken Shimbun, Counter-Couture, March 20

OUT Magazine, Fayette Hauser and the Birth of the Cockettes, March 24

Dujour Magazine, The Clothing of Counterculture, Spring 2017



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Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Styling the Bay Area: 1960s-1970s Fashion

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:45PM-8:30PM

$10 for CHS and Shaping SF Members, $20 General Admission

Please RSVP (space is limited):



Do you love the photos, posters, and movies that showed off Bay Area fashion in the 1960s and 1970s? Dig in, re-live, and dress up for a program that is informed and stylish!

Join Tracey Panek, Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. and Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, designer and author of Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art for presentations that are lively, deeply visual, and connect to a rich professional, cultural, and personal experience of fashion, in denim and beyond, in the Bay Area.


Tracey will discuss how Levi Strauss & Co. denim evolved from cowboy culture to the youth market in the 1960s through marketing (with music and more), rebel wear, and how Levi Strauss & Co. denim became a canvas for self-expression. She will show a few fantastic pieces including a pair of customized 505® jeans, White Levi’s® of the era, and Denim from Levi Strauss & Co. Denim Art Contest of 1973.

Alexandra will be mentioning denim and its role/importance to the 60’s-70’s fashion scene, but in addition to thrift store chic and Folkwear, she will present slides with embroidery on things other than denim, that are all part of that period of fashion. She will also focus on the underlying meaning of the counter-culture and its effect on the imagery, indeed what the imagery and the fashion tell us about the times.

Before the presentations, hang out for the pre-party and imbibe on local beer and wine while listening to the era’s music. After the presentations, stay for the costume contest! Submit your costume and strut your stuff to a panel of esteemed judges and win some great prizes!


Schedule for the night:

5:45 Doors Open to the public

5:45-6:30 Pre-Party

6:30-7:30 Presentations by Alexandra Jacopetti Hart and Tracey Panek

7:30-7:45 Question and Answer from the audience

7:45-8:15 Costume Contest judged by Tracey and Alexandra

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Nov. 2013 APPEARANCES – Changes

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Alexandra Jacopetti Hart: Fiber Arts and The Saga of Macramé Park film

November 16, 2013

Alexandra will be speaking about her fiber arts career and screening The Saga of Macramé Park on November 16 at 4:00 pm in San Francisco.  The event is sponsored by the S. F. MOMA at the Neptune Society Columbarium at 21 Loraine Court as part of their series celebrating SECA Award artists.  They are featuring events in interesting venues around the city during their long closure for renovations.

This day of free-to-the-public presentations features an installation by SECA winner Josh Faught, who will begin the day speaking of his work at 12:00 noon in the extraordinary setting of the Columbarium’s Rotunda. This place must be seen to be believed (click on Virtual Tour).  The acoustics are amazing and the environment is totally unique. CORRECTION: The Virtual Tour is no longer on their site, but the link will take you to some pics.

ANOTHER CORRECTION OR TWO: Neither Maupin nor Shawcroft (mentioned below) confirmed, nor are seats free, but Standing Room Only IS free, but reservations are needed for both. Seats are $10, and only 35 SRO places are available: both require RSVP. Please go to the MOMA site for more specifics. Other guests that day can be found at the MOMA link.

The Saga of Macramé Park (21 min.) was made in 1974 by underground filmmaker Ben Van Meter through an NEA Grant to feature a series of Baulines Craftsmans Guild artists and their apprenticeship program. This was the first completed in the series.

Macrame Park detail


 Stories, Book Reading, Signing, Mini Exhibit Native Funk & Flash

November 17, 2013

Alexandra will regale fans at Gravel & Gold (3266 21st Street, S.F.)  with stories and images of Native Funk & Flash artists at 5:30 pm, November 17, followed by a reading from the new third edition of this Bay Area Counterculture classic and, of course, book signing. Folks are encouraged to wear their funky, flashy 70’s regalia to the event!

Even more, ten pieces from Alexandra’s personal collection of embroidered and woven garments from this beloved book and others not shown before are currently being displayed at Gravel & Gold, on 21st Street near Valencia through November 25.

 Jeans skirt*


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FIBER, FOLKWEAR, FUNK & FLASH at Occidental Gallery, June 7 – July 7

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

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Click on the link to see the PDF invitation, and you can also download it if you wish…

Retrospective Events Invitation



Fifty Years with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart

June 7 – July 7, 2013

Reception 6:00 – 9:00 pm on the opening date, June 7.

Opening Reception free and open to the public.

Wear your trips, funk and flash and stay for the book launch party!


Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental, CA

3850 Doris Murphy Ct.

•   Occidental, CA 95465

•   707.874.9392


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Saga of Macramé Park & The Trips Festival – Films June 23, 2013

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Macrame Park '79

June 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, film showing of “The Saga of Macramé Park” (1974)


and “The Trips Festival” (2007) about the amazing January, 1966 event

that heralded in the first public event of the counterculture

Followed by an audience participation conversation about

those times and how they relate to now.


Go to the Occidental Center for the Arts link for more:

3850 Doris Murphy Ct.

Occidental, CA 95465



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