Slideshow: Native fashion takes the runway at Celebration 2016

Celebration’s first Native Fashion Show was standing room only in the Walter Soboleff Center clan house. Eighteen Alaska Native designers contributed 40 different ensembles, including clothing, jewelry, accessories and body art.

Looks included traditional wear, nouveau fashion, skin sewing and body designs featuring the painting of Tlingit Athabascan artist Crystal Worl. There was also special recognition category honoring Haida designer Dorothy Grant whose tuxedo was worn by The Revenant actor Duane E. Howard at the Oscars in February.

The event was emceed by Lance Xh’unei Twitchell and the soundtrack was provided by Celeste Worl. Hair and makeup was by Brendan Sullivan and Heather Sincic with lighting by Nimmy Philips.

Click on any photo to view the full slideshow.

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