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CP Fashion 2005

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The modus operandi of Attack Theatre co-directors (and husband/wife team) Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope is collaboration with artists of varied disciplines to create site-specific, dance-based performances that exude passion, physicality and humor. Attack's production of "The Fitting Room" (January, 2005) melds dance with original live music and video to examine issues of identity through fashion and pose the question: dressed up or dressed down, what is the substance behind the style?

For this issue, CP asked Michele and Peter to improvise situations based on clothing selected from local retailers and shot the results on location in Attack's new rehearsal/performance space in the Penn Avenue Arts District in Garfield.

-Heather Mull

Turn the page to check out our CP 2005 Fashion spread.

Michele: White pin-striped cotton stretch jacket and pant, and black stretch button-down shirt. Available at Benetton. Vintage pebble chain necklace, by Steel Couture. Available at Sugar Boutique. Shoes, model's own.

Peter: Tan pin-striped cotton stretch jacket and pant, and chocolate cotton button-down shirt. Available at Benetton. Eye frames and shoes, model's own.

Michele: Black cotton stretch dress with adjustable back straps. Available at Benetton. Vintage hat and shoes, model's own.

Peter: Black "cool wool" jacket and pant, and white dress shirt with navy stripes. Available at Benetton. Belt and shoes, model's own.

Michele: White and blue mesh track jacket, by The People Have Spoken, and white cotton denim miniskirt, by Ben Sherman. Both available at Luxx. Hat, model's own.

Peter: Black and green "Oregon" baseball T-shirt, by Nike White Label; "Morgan" jeans, by Meltin' Pot; and white and pink military belts, by G-Star Raw. Available at The Garage at Charles Spiegel.

Peter: Orange distressed cotton shirt, available at Benetton.

Michele: Fuchsia "Katrina" blouse, by Fig (worn backward); freshwater pearl and strawberry quartz lariat, and brass cuff, both by Steel Couture; and distressed leather belt with chain mail. Available at Sugar Boutique. Multi-colored print skirt, available at Benetton.

Peter: Khaki pant with multiple belt loop detail, and "Waikiki" ringer T-shirt, both by Dsquared. Available at The Garage at Charles Spiegel.

Michele: White polka-dot blouse with red trim and blue pin-striped miniskirt, by Ben Sherman; and light-blue knit tie, by Merc. Available at Luxx. Hat, fishnets and boots, model's own.


5513 Walnut St.

1003 East Carson St.
South Side

Sugar Boutique
3703 Butler St.

The Garage at Charles Spiegel
5841 Forbes Ave.
Squirrel Hill

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Attack Theatre
4805 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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