Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Addressing the Century- 100 years of Art and Fashion

These images are taken from the book named in the title and accompanied an exhibition the Hayward Gallery of the same name in 1998.

Yayoi Kusama Dress (1976)

Pierre Cardin Men's shoes with toes (1986)

Meret Oppenheim Project for Parkett No. 4 (1985)

Mimi Smith Recycle Coat (1965, remade 1993)

Mimi Smith Maternity Dress (1966)

André Masson Surrealist mannequin 'Head in a Cage' (1938) 

Mona Hatoum Hair Necklace (1995)

Elsa Schiaparelli Monkey Fur Shoes (1938)

Elsa Schiaparelli Drawing for Shoe Hat (1937)

Salvador Dali  Aphrodisiac Dinner Jacket (1936), reconstruction

Oskar Schlemmer The Abstract(l), Golden Sphere(c) and Wire Figure(r). Made for The Triadic Ballet, Black series

Stephen Willats Multiple Clothing. Personal Collection (1992)

Marie-Ange Guilleminot Dress on Wheels (1992)

"Dress is one important means whereby individuals learn to live in their bodies and feel at home in them. Getting dressed is an ongoing practice of attending to the body, requiring knowledge, techniques and skills. It is simultaneously an intimate experience of the body and a public presentation of it. Operating on the boundaries between self and others, it is the interface between the individual and social world, the meeting-place of the private and the public. It is a suit of armour or a shell, for, like the crab, the 'raw' human body is distinguished by its characteristic of being somehow unfinished, unpeeled, vulnerable and incomplete. But it is also a costume for a role, and for the dramatisation of identity."
-extract from the book written by Joanne Entwistle and Elizabeth Wilson

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