Tan France to speak at UA Feb. 9

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Update: It appears as though advance tickets to this lecture are already sold out.

One of the stars of the Netflix show Queer Eye will speak at the UA month.

UA officials on Wednesday announced that Tan France, a fashion designer, author, and television personality, will appear as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

From his bio:

As the successful fashion designer and witty wardrobe wiz Tan France leads the charge in the fashion department on the Emmy-winning makeover hit and Netflix reboot, Queer Eye. One makeover at a time, France showcases how the experience is so much more than just new clothes; it’s about real-life issues, changes and acceptance on all sides.

Following the global success of Queer Eye, France released his New York Times bestselling memoir, Naturally Tan, which reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. France also released 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. He also co-hosts a Netflix competition series Next in Fashion and a MasterClass Style for Everyone. He is the host of the Queer Icons podcast and has a gender-neutral clothing line, “Was Him.”

With his trademark wit, humor and radical compassion, France shares empowering lessons on creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, and what it takes to break down barriers to foster human connection and acceptance. He provides a unique perspective on the happiness found in being yourself.

The event will be free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Face coverings will be required for all attendees.

Reservations will be available beginning at noon today (Jan. 26). To reserve a ticket, visit uarkartstickets.com.