Theater of Self is co-curated by Rafael Gomes, SCAD director of fashion exhibitions, and Ben Tollefson, assistant curator of SCAD exhibitions.
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Daniel Lismore Artist, stylist and designer Daniel Lismore, named "London’s Most Outrageous Dresser" by Vogue for his outré style and wildly imaginative wardrobe, transforms everyday objects into living art. He juxtaposes the luxurious and unusual — charity-shop finds, vintage custom fabrics, discarded theatrical props and more — to express his unique sartorial vision. Lismore studied photography and fashion design before starting a modeling career, appearing in Vogue UK, i-D magazine and L’Uomo Vogue. Since 2012 he has been the creative director of luxury womenswear label Sorapol. At the core of Lismore’s artistry is sustainable fashion, and in 2015, global retailer H&M selected him to represent its "Close the Loop" print and video campaign. In recent years he has supported organizations such as New World International Kenya and Vivienne Westwood's Climate Revolution. In 2016, Lismore was named one of Out magazine’s OUT100, a list of the year's most compelling LGBTQ people, selected by the publication's editors. A prominent fixture on the London fashion circuit, Lismore’s personal style has been the subject of exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London and SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia. His first major publication, "Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken," published by Skira Rizzoli in partnership with SCAD, will be released in February 2017. The monograph features 32 of Lismore’s most avant-garde creations fashioned from his personal collection of nearly 4,000 unique curiosities, each worn by the artist.