Worn Fashion Journal SECONDHAND PROM

Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Adelaide Hall
  • Address: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)
  • All Ages: Yes
  • Accessibility: Gender-neutral Washrooms

Seven years. Fourteen issues. Dozens – maybe hundreds - of Wornettes. That’s what it took for WORN and Drawn & Quarterly to publish The WORN Archive, a collection of WORN Fashion Journal’s best content from the very beginning.

WORN Fashion Journal is thrilled to announce the Canadian release of The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal About The Art, Ideas, and History of What We Wear. At just over 400 hundred pages, The WORN Archive is a veritable treasure trove of articles and editorials that all prove the importance of fashion – whether as a personal, historical, or political object. And now, it’s time to party like school’s out for summer.


On Saturday, May 3rd, WORN Fashion Journal will host SECONDHAND PROM, a celebration of all the proms we wish we had to celebrate the release of The WORN Archive.

Wear whatever you want - prom attire preferred, but not required. Got a floor-length ball gown? Bring it! Never leave the house without your Converse? Wear ‘em!

Cut loose with the vintage tunes of DJ Teddy the K. Once you’ve worked up an appetite with your choreographed dance routines (I see you, Freddie Prinze Jr.), treat yourself to handcrafted treats from Bunner’s Bake Shop.

Pull a Pretty in Pink by making your own outfit, or coordinate with the Romy to your Michelle. Spicolis, show off your brand new Vans. We want to see what a Secondhand Prom looks like to all Wornettes!

WHERE and HOW LONG Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide Street West) Get your mom to drop you off at: 9:00 PM Better run home, your curfew is: 2:00 AM

ADMISSION PRICE – FREE WITH PURCHASE OF THE WORN ARCHIVE All books purchased at Type Books come with a free ticket to Secondhand Prom.

ALL OTHER ADVANCE TICKETS $15 – AVAILABLE ONLY AT Type Books 883 Queen Street West http://typebooks.ca/

Limited door tickets $15 - while supplies last.

SPONSORED BY Shameless Magazine http://shamelessmag.com/ Bunner’s Bake Shop http://www.bunners.ca/shop/ Drawn & Quarterly http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/index.php Canada Periodical Fund http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1268240166828 Ontario Arts Council http://www.arts.on.ca/site4.aspx


For more information on this and other WORN events, contact events@wornjournal.com

For information on book tour events in other cities, visit: http://wornfashionjournal.com/blogs/news/13160649-wornettes-assemble-the-worn-archive-book-tour-is-coming-to-you

Gender neutral washrooms will be in effect for this event.

WORN regrets to inform you that our venue for this event is not wheelchair accessible. While we aim to create events that are inclusive to all members of the fashion community, at this time because of financial restraints, we are unable to host our parties in an accessible venue.

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