Digital Casting: Models and Volunteers for Annual NYFW Show at Brooklyn Museum

dapperQ will be hosting our sixth annual New York Fashion Week show at Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The show, titled Pursuit, will feature 8-10 designers whose work is systemically rooted in gender non-conformity.

“The Pursuit of the Queer Style Future” is a live exhibition of how queer style continues to be an important radical act of resistance and self-care. The show is part of Brooklyn Museum’s larger celebration of Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall, which will also include Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future.

We are currently seeking models and volunteers to be a part of this incredible event that has become a cornerstone of celebrating fashion and identities in our communities.

2017 show. Stuzo Clothing. Photographer Molly Adams.


Designers are responsible for casting their own volunteer models. However, dapperQ is currently hosting a digital casting until May 15, 2019 to assist with the casting process. All submissions will be shared with the designers who will have the final say in their own casting for their respective collections.

2017 show. Model Armine. Photo by Eric Jukelevics.

Prospective models must submit the following to [email protected] with “Model” in subject line to be considered:

– Head shot, portfolio, or high resolution head-to-toe body shot
– Height
– Weight
– Body measurements including neck, chest, arm length, hips, and inseam in inches

The information above will be shared with designers to encourage diversity in casting. All shapes, sizes, and gender presentations and expressions welcome!

The show does not generate any profit and the entire production team is made up of volunteers, like you! We would not be able to pull this show together for the community without the help of volunteers. Currently, we are seeking volunteers for a variety of roles, including, but not limited to:

– VIP seating ushers
– VIP/Press check-in
– Press ushers
– dapperQ Brand Ambassadors for information table
– Designer assistants
– Hair and makeup artists
– Event, runway, step & repeat, and photo booth photographers
– Event videographer
– Social media hype people
– Tech support
– …and much, much more

We provide snacks and beverages, as well as references for working on a major production at a world renowned museum. Additionally, volunteers get all the behind the scenes access, including to areas only available to producers, museum staff, designers, and models! If you are interested in being a part of our awesome queer crew, please fill out the VolunQueer application here.

Backstage action: NYLON magazine interviews models and designers…

Backstage action: Designer Audio Helkuik preps models.

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