January 20 th 2017, hats by Debra Rapoport and jewelry by Me, up Gallery , Naples, Fla
This exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. The exhibit closes on September 7th. Learn more about it here.
Hats by milliner, Philip Treacy. B 1967 West Ireland. Treacy has designed hats for Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Valentino and more. He has also created his pieces for film.
The earliest known head covering is dated 3300 BCE, found on a frozen Bronze age man in Austria; it was made of fur.
Here are a few examples of hats made for entertainer Grace Jones.
The following are other examples of Treacy’s fabulous work. Go to Treacy’s website to see more of his work.
Enjoy these examples of work by other designers as well.
The word collage comes from the French word “Colle” which means” to glue”. Ephemera ranging from photos, newsprint, sheet music, 3-d objects that are normally not associated with one another are assembled together. Collage can be created for the wall, or can cover boxes, furniture, cars, or any flat surface.
The artists below, especially Joseph Cornell, are widely known for their collage works, early to mid 20th c. The others below are various artists whose identities are unknown.
Are you looking for a unique gift for a friend? You can purchase decorative gift boxes on my Etsy store. They are handmade with recycled materials and are great for birthdays, showers, and as decor for your home.
These self portraits express a perspective on human style that does not rely on conventional clothing or hair. Ryan considers himself a visual artist.
Balloon artist, Jason Hackenwerth makes beautiful balloons for Bergdorf Goodman.
Art + fashion come together as Jason uses his childhood skills taught to him by his mother. He learned how to make balloon animals for parties. From the Guggenheim to Hong Kong he creates art that slowly deflates to the size of a puppy. Here are several examples of his beautiful balloons. His body, face and lungs are his most important tools. This type of physical energy requires him to stretch and meditate each day. The balloon inflating machines just can’t blow up all the skinny beautiful balloons. At times, using over a thousand balloons, he must wear silk wraps on his fingers as the latex wears off his skin. Sometimes he has to make his beautiful balloons on site and make them in sections to be able to fit through doorways.
He began his career by creating these fantastical sculptures in the subway stations in New York City. He has figured out a way of knitting these protoplasmic beautiful balloons into monstrous creations. ” A balloon is a benign object that anyone can afford, but connected they transcend their individuality to become something greater, larger than life. It’s a metaphor for what we’re capable of as species when we unite.”
His works go far beyond the fashion world as he creates beautiful balloons for buildings, TED Talks, The Great Hall of Dinosaurs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. In addition, he even creating swarms of protruding tentacles atop an ancient lava flow in Oregon. His beautiful balloons transformed Selfridges department store in London into a coral reef jellyfish colony. For this project Hackenwerth and his assistants worked 10 hours to inflate and twist 35,000 balloons.
Lastly, while beautiful balloons are not collectible art, he also creates large scale sculptures out of other materials.
How can you not think of Alexander McQueen on Halloween? He found beauty in the grotesque.This incredibly talented tour-de-force of fashion could turn the unthinkable into something sexy and mysterious.
What you see here are 2 Styrofoam skeletons from Target sprayed silver. They are sitting on a huge pair of butterfly wings, a little girl’s costume, flower, also from Target. The cocktail forks were my mothers, could not resist. Have fun with your table decorations!
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