Artist Turns NYC’s Oldest Hardware Store Into Fashion Show


AS CREATIVE AS THE CLOTHES. NOW STYLE WAS INTRODUCED TO OLD NEW YORK. Reporter: IT’S LIGHTS, CAMERA, AND FLASHY FASHION IN A SIMPLE SETTING. THE OLDEST HARDWARE STORE IN NEW YORK CITY. I DON’T HAVE ANY INTEREST IN DOING ART OR FASHION. I WOULD RATHER NOT DO IT. Reporter: AMANDA MILL RECENTLY TRANSFORMED GARBER HARDWARE IN THE WEST VILLAGE INTO A FASHION SHOW. . IT IS ARTISTIC FASHION BECAUSE FASHION IN AMERICA IS SO COMMERCIAL. THAT IS ANOTHER READ. SGLFRMTHS 55 MODELS STRUTTING LOOKS AROUND THE SHOPS AISLES, MOST DESIGNED INSPIRED BY OR CREATED WITH ITEMS FOUND INSIDE THE HARDWARE STORE. EVERY TIME SHE HAS A NEW VISION, IT SURPRISES US. HER GARMENTS ARE MORE ARTSY, PAINTINGS WALKING THROUGH A RUNWAY. Reporter: SHE USED PLASTIC BUCKETS FOR SEATS FOR THE CROWD. DEFINITELY DIFFERENT. SHE WAS ABLE TO USE THE SPACEO INOVATIVE. Reporter: THE SHOP IS ALMOST 135 YEARS OLD. IT HAS BEEN IN THE GARBER FAMILY FOR FIVE GENERATIONS. NEVER DID HE EXPECT ONE DAY A DESIGNER WOULD ASK HIM TO TURN IT INTO A CATWALK. HE DID IT FOR FREE TO SUPPORT THE ARTS. TO KNOW HONEST, I LOVED THE IDEA IMMEDIATELY. THERE WAS NO LET ME THINK ABOUT IT. Reporter: MILL ALWAYS PICKS UNCOMMON VENUES FOR HER SHOW. THE FIRST WAS A SCHOOL BUS, THEN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN AND THEN A FLORAL SHOP. FOR ME TO DO IT, IT HAS TO BE REALLY CONCEPTTUAL AND EXCITING AND SOMETHING UNIQUE. Reporter: UNIQUE CLOTHES SHOWN OFF IN UNIQUE PLACES.

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