Welcome to Dressed To Match, my name is Michelle! I’m the gallery director at Elliott Fouts Gallery, in Midtown, Sacramento. I am an avid art collector, love photography, enjoy spin classes at TEAMride, and enjoy spending time with my friends and family.
While doing some last minute shopping for a dress to wear to an opening in 2013, I stumbled upon a pink ombré Diane Von Furstenburg dress that reminded me an abstraction that was featured in the show. When I arrived to the opening that evening, the likeness was uncanny – it really seemed that a collaboration between the designer and artist had taken place! Needless to say, the match was definitely a topic of conversation that night, so for subsequent openings in 2014 and 2015, I purposely wore dresses that coordinated with specific pieces of art.
Using the gallery’s Instagram account I began posting “matches” every Friday, which basically consisted of me holding a painting that coordinated with my outfit. Our followers were extremely enthusiastic and encouraged me to start an account with the sole purpose of featuring my art and fashion pairings. So, in September 2015, Dressed To Match was born!