Jo Weldon Presents Fierce: A History of Leopard Print
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
212-966-0466 Price: Entrance to the signing is free. Entrance to the burlesque show is $10, including refreshments, with all proceeds going directly to benefit Housing Works.
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Jo Weldon’s illustrated lectures on leopard print have been celebrated in US and international press, including Mental Floss, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. Her hotly anticipated book, based on those presentations, will be available for the first time at this event on June 26th!
An internationally recognized performer, Headmistress and Founder of the New York School of Burlesque, she cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of her brand new book FIERCE: A History of Leopard Print with an evening of burlesque in our intimate bookstore. You will also get an exclusive peek into Jo’s personal collection of leopard print items, shop from a specially curated selection from our Thrift Stores, and mix and mingle with fellow leopard print lovers. Feel free to wear your wildest!
Hosted by Jo Weldon, performers include:
Cheeky Lane, Downtown Superstar
Jonny Porkpie, Burlesque Mayor of NYC
Mr. Gorgeous, Mr. Exotic World 2013
Perle Noire, The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque
The Selfie Cats
& more TBA!
FIERCE is a bold, fascinating chronicle of one of the world’s most controversial neutral: leopard print. Weldon vividly traces the history of the iconic print from its inception as a textile and its use as a royal status symbol to its popularization by flappers, rock stars, and high profile women, and explains its contemporary appeal. Featuring gorgeous black-and-white and full-color images, FIERCE is a one-of-a-kind book and an absolute must-have for lovers of fashion, celebrity, history, pop culture, and cats.Buy tickets/get more info now