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IN PERSON Class – Latex 101 Fetish & Fashion With Reneé Masoomian and Persephone

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $25

Join us for an exploration of the evolution of latex from the founding of the first European rubber garment factory in 1803, to swim caps and Mackintosh raincoats, to the haute couture runways of Thierry Mugler and Mac Jacobs. Have you ever wondered what latex is and how to care for it? We will demystify common misconceptions and make this often intimidating subject accessible to all. A selection of latex showpieces will be on display, in addition to garments in a full range of sizes for those adventurous enough to try latex for themselves!

NOTE: This is an IN-PERSON class, including latex showpieces. Please do not attend if you have or suspect that you have a latex allergy.

While earning a BFA in Fashion, Reneé Masoomian taught herself how to make latex clothing without the benefit of the numerous manuals and how-to videos available today. After graduating she worked with Delicious Corsets and Passional Boutique in Philadelphia, as well as refining her latex skills by constructing designs for Gaelyn and Cianfarani in NYC. She founded her own business, BabyLove’s Latex by Reneé Masoomian, in 2006 and has recently rebranded her separate lines of latex and fabric, masculine silhouettes, and femme fashion under the Reneé Masoomian label.

Persephone has a BFA in Film and a minor in Philosophy. Her life took a radical left turn when she applied for an internship with The Baroness at her eponymous East Village boutique in NYC. That internship turned into a full-fledged career reaching back 14 years, ultimately leading to a position with Reneé Masoomian after The Baroness retired to France. While developing her craft she also explored her interest in all things kink, attending local parties and large conventions for the first time. An enthusiastic member of the BDSM community, Persephone is thrilled to have a job that combines her love of both fashion and fetish.

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To register on-site:
There will be a QR code available to allow you to register on-site following the same process above, but TES will not be able to accept cash at the door.

If cost is a barrier to attendance, please email customer-care@tes.org


April 25
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $25
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LGBT Community Center
208 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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