FASHION

Revisiting Todd Oldham, Runway Renegade of the ’90s


Todd Oldham crashed the ’90s fashion scene with loud prints, kitschy embellishments, and drag dance parties masquerading as runway shows. Perhaps because fashion couldn’t contain his energy, he exited the fray almost as abruptly as he joined it, less than a decade later. The major exhibition “All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion,” at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (April 8 through September 11), revisits his unrestrained universe.

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Designer Todd Oldham with some of his recent gifts to the RISD Museum’s costume and textiles collection. Oldham’s gifts are featured in All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion, on view at the RISD Museum April 8–September 11, 2016.

Photograph courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

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Amber Valletta in Todd Oldham’s spring 1996 runway show.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham, Dress, 1990s. Gift of the Todd Oldham Studio.

Courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

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Todd Oldham, Dress, 1990s. Gift of the Todd Oldham Studio.

Courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

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Todd Oldham runway show, fall 1991.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Azra, fall 1991.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Marpessa, fall 1992.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Helena Christensen, fall 1994.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Todd Oldham with Amber Valletta and Shalom Harlow, fall 1996.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Helena Christensen, fall 1996.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Naomi Campbell, fall 1997.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Shalom Harlow, fall 1997.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Annie Wesson, fall 1997.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Queen Latifah, spring 1992.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Billy Beyond and Diane DeWitt , spring 1993.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Naomi Campbell, spring 1997.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.

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Todd Oldham runway show, Kylie Bax, spring 1998.

Photograph by Dan Lecca. Courtesy of Todd Oldham Studio.