Everybody in leather!

That seems to be the central message from the fashion zeitgeist control center. Black, tan, burgandy, bright blue, or otherwise, it figures prominently this season. Pants and jackets, sure, but it's also used on shirts and shirt sleeves with fairly brilliant results.

So while EMP's Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket (opens October 20) is, in one sense, totally timeless, it's also spot-on when it comes to your closet, this fall, and Seattle streets.

In conjunction with the Harley-Davidson Museum, EMP's show traces the iconography of the little black jacket—from rocker to rebel to rider to, well, you know, devastatingly gorgeous couture babe in Versace. Expect examples of each, as well as a runway show in the Sky Church that aims to look at the future of leather, beginning right here in the Northwest.

Project Leather features five regional designers including Portland husband and wife duo Ms. Wood, rocker looks by Seattle’s Aykut Ozen, up-cycled styles by Stone Crow Design, futuristic fashion by recent AI student Pierre Davis, and more.

The Saturday, October 20 show kicks off the exhibit; tickets are on sale now.

But wait there's more. Snap a photo of yourself in your favorite leather jacket, and enter to win $250 worth a new leather jacket from Mario's.

Good behavior, and good style, are rewarded in kind.