Patricia Michaels’ Designs

Fashion shoot at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The model is April Winters and the designer is Patricia Michaels of Taos, NM.  It was a pleasure photographing Patricia’s beautiful clothes with some amazing artwork and a beautiful model!  Here are some of the shots taken that day.





You can see more of Patricia Michaels’ designs at



All photos are copyright Denise Avila and may not be used without permission.

  1. Allen and Phyllis Rubin

    Dear Patricia,
    Bravo on your start on “Project Runway.” We love your artistic view as we love the Southwest and Native Arts. We hope you advance to the finals, and have a successful commercial career. My wife would be honored to wear your designs, and we hope there is a retail source to consult to this end, short of coming to Taos. (This, by the way, is Not out of the question!), within the next year or two.
    Continued good fortune, and health,
    Allen and Phyllis Rubin
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan



    I’ve been so emotional all this season from your beautiful designs. I feel such a kindred connection to you. I too have been moved by trees all my life. No matter what art form I’ve ever tried, I always painted or drew a tree. That really touched my soul when you dedicated your show to trees. I’m also part Cherokee and very proud of it. I’m also very proud of you. I hope to meet you someday.


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