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Collection of Lloyd Kiva New
Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), 1916-2002, Jacket, 1960s. Gift of Georgia Loloma. Orlando Dugi (Navajo), b. 1978, Dress, Desert Heat collection, 2012. Collection of the artist.

"American Indian Fashion: From New to Now"
Contrary to what the Victoria's Secret fashion show may have led you to believe, Native American fashion has quite little to do with four-inch heels, blinged-out bras, and garish headdresses. For an idea of what Native fashion is and means, we're happy to direct you toward Heard Museum North Scottsdale.

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Located at The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 North Scottsdale Road, the museum's "American Indian Fashion" explores how the medium has functioned as a method of expression and a reinforcement of identity for Native people. Featured artists include Lloyd Kiva New, a Cherokee designer heralded as the father of contemporary Native American Fashion, and Virgil Ortiz, a Cochiti designer who blends art, d├ęcor, and fashion.

Make the trip before both the exhibit closes April 1. The museum close will permanently close on Saturday, May 31. Hours on Thursday, January 23, are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $5. Visit www.heard.org/north or call 480-488-9817. -- Becky Bartkowski

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