Zana Bayne is a NYC-based luxury leather goods brand founded in 2010. Focused on high quality craftsmanship and inventive designs, Zana Bayne’s “Post-Fetish” pieces have been worn by celebrities and icons of art and culture.
“Post-Fetish” was coined by Bayne’s creative partner Todd Pendu as “decontextualizing traditional fetish gear into aesthetic accessories to be incorporated into everyday wear.” Zana Bayne grew a cult audience with the personal style and San Francisco nightlife blog “Garbage Dress.” By 16, Bayne began her studies in Conceptual Art at San Francisco Art Institute.
Soon after creating a harness for herself in 2009, she began to receive requests by her following, which led to launching the fashion line. In 2012 Bayne began a full time creative partnership with multi-disciplinary artist Todd Pendu. Nudity and sexuality are constant themes in Todd Pendu’s work, which he sees as the “ultimate expressions of freedom.”
Zana Bayne’s inventive harnesses have been featured in prominent fashion editorials and music videos and worn by numerous rock stars and celebrities. They have also collaborated with luxury brands including Comme des Garçons and Marc Jacobs and have a loyal following worldwide.
Outfits highlighted in this show include both replicas and originals of those worn by Lady Gaga, Madonna, Katy Perry, Debbie Harry, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.
An exclusive capsule collection designed by Zana Bayne for Museum of Sex is available at the store of the museum and online at mosexstore.com.
The exhibition is free to the public and accessible without Museum admission.
July 7, 2017 – January 2, 2018