Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ready to Where

The t-shirts from my What a Piece of Work is Man installation were included in a fashion show for Fashion Week in 2001.

My idea was to have the first person walk out, then have the next person come out while the first was still on the catwalk so that there was a connection between each of the t-shirts. It was intended as one complete work, with each t-shirt leading to the next. Unfortunately the organisers sent out each model one at a time, so the work became fragmented.

At the end of the show, all the models walked onto the catwalk and the t-shirts could be seen together, but unfortunately not in order. The models also rather annoyingly decided to customize the t-shirts they were wearing by rolling up the sleeves, or tying up the bottom of the t-shirt. I'm sure Karl Lagerfeld's models don't change the clothes they're supposed to be wearing!

This was some press the following week, in the UNSW Union Blitz magazine:

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