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D Wang Zhao: Senior Profile


The University Record features D Wang Zhao (BFA 18) in a series of profiles of graduating seniors highlighting the range of experiences and people who attend U‑M.

Zhao has dedicated their final months at U‑M confronting this inequity through art, and has focused on creating tunable garments for gender-variant individuals, centering their efforts on what they call the gender variant jacket,” a jacket that can be configured in different ways to offer different silhouettes.

I was like I feel even though it is 2018, the idea of clothes that are specifically made for gender-variant people is not something which is still widely available,” Zhao said.

Stamps School senior seeks justice through fashion | University Record

Zhao’s senior thesis work is on view in Work Commons through April 28 as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, the 2018 Stamps Senior Show.