Tan France Live: Naturally Tan
Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. EDT
Join Netflix Queer Eye’s Tan France for real talk on fashion, fun, and intersectionality of identity. This Asian Heritage Month event is cosponsored by the Asian Student Association, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance, the Office of Alumni Relations, Student Activities, and the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center.
Tan France has been a successful fashion designer behind-the-scenes for over fifteen years and has recently stepped into the spotlight as the star of the Emmy-winning makeover hit and Netflix re-boot, Queer Eye. Surrounded by an all new cast, Tan is the witty wardrobe wiz leading the charge in the fashion department and is ready to make America fabulous again, one makeover at a time. This experience is so much more than just new clothes to the British-born fashion advisor, however; it’s about real-life issues, changes, and acceptance on all sides.
Following the global success of Queer Eye, Tan recently released his New York Times best-selling memoir, Naturally Tan, as well as the first season of his viral YouTube series, Dressing Funny, which features him making over his celebrity friends, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, Miranda Sings, Pete Davidson, and John Mulaney.
Prior to his media career, Tan was the creative mind behind successful brands including the popular ladies' clothing lines Kingdom & State and Rachel Parcell, Inc. In Tan’s early years, he spent his summers working in his grandfather’s denim factory, while he secretly enrolled in fashion college in preparation to start a new chapter as a fabulous design star.