Mel Odom to Unveil ‘Gorgeous’ Exhibition and Discuss His Career With Edmund White

HELLO GORGEOUS: Mel Odom is having a New York moment, but it took 40 years of work to get there.
On Friday, his solo show “Gorgeous” will bow at the Daniel Cooney gallery. The artist will sit down with the novelist Edmund White on Saturday afternoon to discuss his career. Over the years Odom has done his share of covers, such as White’s “Forgetting Elena,” among others. Guests at this weekend’s talk will learn of his many pursuits — the most recent of which was a fashion collaboration with the London-based Qasimi men’s wear label.
The multidisciplnary talent Odom has three books to his own name. In 1991, he created his own doll “Gene Marshall,” based on a fictitious film actor from the Forties. More than one million dolls have been sold since it debuted at the 1995 Toy Fair, Odom said. Born in Richmond, and raised in the tiny tobacco town of Ahoskie, N.C., Odom earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University. After fine-tuning his artistry in London, he returned to his hometown before relocating to New York in 1975. Playboy, Time, The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone are among the magazines

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Edmund Ooi Men’s RTW Spring 2016

For his spring collection, Edmund Ooi was inspired by images of photographer Edgar Martins of the European Space Agency. “It’s all about space suits and finding a creative way to translate it to sportswear,” Ooi said backstage.
 
Knit tank tops with stretch detail created one-of-a-kind colorations, tailored jackets with reflective materials, and trousers and outerwear with elastic banded drawstrings added a sporty motif to the offering.

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Edmund Ooi Men’s RTW Spring 2016

For his spring collection, Edmund Ooi was inspired by images of photographer Edgar Martins of the European Space Agency. “It’s all about space suits and finding a creative way to translate it to sportswear,” Ooi said backstage.
 
Knit tank tops with stretch detail created one-of-a-kind colorations, tailored jackets with reflective materials, and trousers and outerwear with elastic banded drawstrings added a sporty motif to the offering.

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