November 18, 2023 – June 30, 2024
This exhibition showcases the remarkable moments of a designer who fell in love with fashion at 4 years old while living in Ridgeway, South Carolina, and has become one of the biggest names in the industry. Sergio Hudson’s high-profile clients include Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kamala Harris, Kendall Jenner, Issa Rae, Rachel Brosnahan, and Keke Palmer, a close friend whom he has called a muse.
Hudson’s philosophy is that fashion should be for everyone and include everyone. He designs to empower the wearer and often includes a nod to the ’90s of his youth. See eight signature garments from key moments in his revolutionary career alongside more than 20 sketches and drawings exploring his career from the early days winning Bravo’s Styled to Rock in 2013 up through the present day.
This exhibition is organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, in partnership with Sergio Hudson Collections, LLC and Community Curator Megan Pinckney Rutherford.
Custom one-shoulder top and floor-length gown ensemble for Karen Alexander look, 2013. Silver taffeta fabric with crystal-embroidered belt, courtesy of Karen Alexander, and Custom wedding gown ensemble for Megan Pinckney Rutherford, 2020. White stretch crepe skirt, white satin faced silk organza blouse, white belt, courtesy of Megan Pinckney Rutherford.
17 / June
Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Summer Camp: Ages 10 – 12 From drafting to crafting, campers learn all about fashion design as they create and update their own wearable art inspired by what they see in the CMA Collection and in the exhibition Sergio Hudson: Focused on the Fit.
First Citizens Bank; Dr. Suzanne R. Thorpe and Dr. John W. Baynes
Hotel Trundle; Representative Todd Rutherford
A grant from the Coastal Community Foundation at the request of CMA member Bonnie Adams Kapp.