The sixth annual Project Nunway fashion show featuring members of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. will be held at SOMArts for the very first time on Saturday, November 15th. Each year, talented designers are paired up with members of the Sisters to create a runway look that denotes high fashion couture for the 21st Century queer nun.
The theme for the event will be “Project Nunway Six-Six-Six: Heretics of Fashion”, which evokes a playful and irreverent twist on beastly, demonic imagery as well as a rebellious attitude toward the hierarchy of fashion. The original inspiration for the Project Nunway came from both the reality TV show and a scene from Fellini’s 1972 film “Roma” featuring a Vatican fashion show.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have been devoted to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. They believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.
Pictured above: Sister Roma!, Sister Mary Timothy Simplicity, Sister Flora Goodtyme. Photos by Jose A. Guzman Colon, for Left Magazine