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Artists bring fanny pack fashion back to Oklahoma City

DNA Galleries is hosting the greatest of all fashion shows, which will feature art of the fanny pack. It's the second year the Plaza District shop has hosted a show dedicated to the fashion accessories.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: June 8, 2011

Two years ago, Dylan and Amanda Bradway came up with this hilarious idea: dedicate an entire fashion show to what might possibly be the least fashionable fashion accessory of all time.

The fanny pack.

Amanda had seen a Brooklyn artist's fanny pack creations, and that spurred the idea of the fashion show shortly after the couple opened their Plaza District shop, DNA Galleries.

The show would be great. People would come to their art gallery. They'd laugh at them and their friends modeling spandex and fanny packs. And then maybe they'd buy a couple things from the shop.

Amanda even managed to talk her husband into wearing soccer shorts, tube socks and a fanny pack on the runway.

“I thought it was just stupid and it'd be funny,” Amanda said.

Of course, it worked. People thought the show was fabulous. Everyone had a good laugh.

A year passed, and then things got weird.

The public demanded to know: what about the fanny pack fashion show? Was it coming back? Was it happening again?

The Bradways hadn't really thought about it. They were so busy with their shop and their side art projects that there just wasn't time.

But once they gave Oklahoma City a fanny pack fashion show, the city could never go back. The world could not un-see it. Oklahoma City needed more fanny packs.

So after a year hiatus, the Bradways are bringing back the show.

“We will be making history and setting the bar for original fanny adornment in the Midwest,” according to a statement on the DNA website. The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday in front of their shop at 1705 NW 16. They rented a red carpet.

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