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Gail Chovan: No Trace of Now Will Remain” at Women & Their Work
The fashion designer-artist appropriates mourning rituals and their materials to make statements in this beautifully morbid show
"...Fashion designer and artist Gail Chovan appropriates all of these materials, some from actual..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Chovan's Couture Fashion
"...know that if you haven't planned an article on Gail Chovan's couture fashion at Blackmail, you should. Although I..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Postmarks

After a Fashion
It's the SoCo Social Club, 10 years after
"...DRESSING A couple months ago, when I heard that Gail was presenting her first fashion show in six years,..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
This week: Your Style Avatar was brought to you by the letter "E"
"...best silent auction in town. My dear old friend Gail Chovan was the honorary chair, also representing both her..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar takes on Jean Paul Gaultier and wins
"...to ask if I were going to Dallas with Gail Chovan. I had no idea Gail was going to..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
This week, Your Style Avatar travels to Iran, Paris, and the land of sashimi
"...Petite Ecole Internationale, the French-immersion Montessori school. Blackmail owner Gail Chovan chaired the event (co-hosted by Neil Diaz of..."

June 24, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
In the beginning, Stephen created the Austin and the fashion. And the fashion was without form and was void, and darkness was upon the face of South Congress ...
"...I started receiving faxes from some crazed woman named Gail Chovan, who owned a store on South Lamar. The..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion: A Deeper Code
Your Style Avatar trains the spotlight on the latest collection by Gail Chovan
"...out of the question. But then again, it was Gail Chovan's show, and, in almost 14 years, I've never..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
The good (Gail), the bad (the big snip), and the fugly (Kim Kardashian) as deigned by Your Style Avatar
"...wheeled on a gurney into the front row for Gail Chovan's Blackmail show at Justine's. Gail texted me in..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Cougar Avatar schools the young
"...THE CONSULTANTS This is the 10th year that Gail Chovan and I have volunteered to be involved with..."

April 30, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Follow a local dress as it makes it way off the bolt, into an Austin boutique, and across the country to Hollywood for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's!
"...conspicuously showcasing the book. Borrowing exquisite vintage formalwear from Gail Chovan at Blackmail, she surrounded the table with mannequins..."

April 13, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Got a fetish for fashion? Read the verdict on Austin's latest fetish fashion show. (Hint: Stephen seems to have kept his whip sheathed!!!)
"...the burgundy-and-black shot-silk ball gown was breathtakingly dazzling. If Gail Chovan is the grande dame of fashion design in..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Guest reporter (and Blackmail owner) Gail Chovan brings news of the bountiful Mens Fashion Week in Paris.
"...fashion icon and owner of Blackmail (2040 S. Lamar), Gail Chovan, gives us this report on Mens Fashion Week..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Chronicle style avatar Stephen goes to some parties. So you weren't invited; shut up and come along anyway …
"...Evan Voyles at a party given by his wife Gail Chovan? Evan and Gail's new house is a quaint..."

June 21, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Local merchant Blackmail made a decadent splash at the recent Club DeVille Spring Fashion Extravaganza.
"...intended). With the theme of Minimalism Is Dead, Mme. Gail Chovan of Blackmail knocked our socks off. With the..."

May 5, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Swag: How Your Style Avatar rolls …
"...later, the prognostication came true. I was dressing for Gail Chovan's 54th birthday party at the Saint Cecilia, trying..."

April 6, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar treads lightly on the UT apparel design program and carries a big measuring tape ...
"...FOR THE BOYS Gail Chovan of Blackmail, Patti Hoffpauir of the Garden Room,..."

April 29, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar kicks ass. But you knew that already.
"...NOTES For almost 10 years now, Blackmail owner Gail Chovan has been my oldest and best friend here..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Be there or Be Cher.
"...turned away. Showcasing original works by nine Guild members, Gail Chovan, Jyl Kutsche, Amy Turnbull, Laura Maclay, Levi Palmer,..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your tricky riffin' Style Avatar gets all pre-Halloween grim and invites you to his birthday party, which was not supposed to happen
"...Blackmail's Little Black Dress Design Contest last week. Proprietress Gail Chovan selected a judging panel consisting of Anne Elizabeth..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion: SXSW Friday
While old geezers Camper Van Beethoven may be back in town taking the skinheads bowling, our Style Avatar gets all, "I'm With the Band," with Ms. You-Know-Who Des Barres herself, and takes the celeb shopping.
"...stylish, very funny, and very Blackmail. However, Blackmail proprietress Gail Chovan got a call from a concerned gentleman, saying..."

March 14, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Guess who your Style Avatar flitted around town with this week? Check out this first installment about international salon god José Eber's visit to Austin.
"...at Davenport Village, as well as the always fabulous Gail Chovan for Blackmail. Tickets are $10 general admission, $20..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar's Swish Alps of the social season loom on the horizon. Time to strap on those designer skis.
"...mention that it's also the 11th anniversary of meeting Gail Chovan of Blackmail, who instantly became my once and..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar will tell you who's a designer and who isn't, thank you very much, and who to vote for, while we're at it
"...a model, too." My friend and personal fashion icon Gail Chovan and I know a couple of designers who..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen goes to a Mega bash and wonders if window dressings can be plagiarized.
"...of the idea all by themselves -- Blackmail owner Gail Chovan and husband Evan Voyles readily admit that. It..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Black for every budget at South Lamar boutique Blackmail.
"...Lo and Behold Antiques on South Lamar, Blackmail proprietress Gail Chovan has created a distinct fashion niche for herself..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Big in Japan
Austinites forge a career half a world away.
"...last Sunday of South by Southwest began quietly at Gail Chovan's Blackmail boutique on South Congress. The store was..."

May 2, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Local fashion steps out at the Designers' Guild of Austin second showing.
"...part where I have to talk about my friend, Gail Chovan. I know … you hear about her a..."

April 27, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion: The Wrap
Some of the best-dressed at Austin Fashion Week were in clear plastic bags
"...final award of the night to my dear friend Gail Chovan. As I said in my impromptu speech, "In..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen finagles and whines. And you don't even have to read all the way through to the end of the column to get to that part.
"...Travis County Democratic Party, as well as friends like Gail Chovan, Evan Voyles, and so many others. But primarily..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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