Issue 242 August 2011

1 Fashion and Art: Critical Crossovers ADAM GECZY & VICKI KARAMINAS YVES SAINT LAURENT, ‘MONDRIAN’ DAY DRESS, AUTUMN 1965, wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow. Gift of Mrs. William Rand, 1969. Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  Image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

1 Fashion and Art: Critical Crossovers ADAM GECZY & VICKI KARAMINAS

YVES SAINT LAURENT, ‘MONDRIAN’ DAY DRESS, AUTUMN 1965, wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow. Gift of Mrs. William Rand, 1969. Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

2 Parallel lives: Art Meets Fashion again and again and everywhere ELEANOR WEBER INSTALLATION VIEWS, FACE OF FASHION, 2007, 15 FEBRUARY TO 28 MAY 2007. © National Portrait Gallery, London. www.npg.org.uk/fashion

2 Parallel lives: Art Meets Fashion again and again and everywhere ELEANOR WEBER

INSTALLATION VIEWS, FACE OF FASHION, 2007, 15 FEBRUARY TO 28 MAY 2007.

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

www.npg.org.uk/fashion

3 Up Close and Personal: Art and Fashion in the Museum NADIA BUICK Cecil Beaton standing in front of an Ascot costume for My Fair Lady (1963) at his exhibition Fashion: An Anthology at the V&A, 1971.

3 Up Close and Personal: Art and Fashion in the Museum NADIA BUICK

Cecil Beaton standing in front of an Ascot costume for My Fair Lady (1963) at his exhibition Fashion: An Anthology at the V&A, 1971.

4 Natural Distinction Unnatural Selection: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty DAVID HANSEN   Ensemble, The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, Autumn/Winter 2008–9. images of work by Alexander McQueen, from the exhibition catalogue for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographs © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce.

4 Natural Distinction Unnatural Selection: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty DAVID HANSEN

 

Ensemble, The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, Autumn/Winter 2008–9. images of work by Alexander McQueen, from the exhibition catalogue for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographs © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce.

5 How artists changed fashion: ‘back-story’ PETER McNEIL Joseph Willems, after François Boucher, The music lesson,  c. 1765, porcelain (soft-paste), 39.5 x 30.3 x 21.3cm; manufacturer: Chelsea Porcelain Factory.  Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;  Felton Bequest, 1990.

5 How artists changed fashion: ‘back-story’ PETER McNEIL

Joseph Willems, after François Boucher, The music lesson
c. 1765, porcelain (soft-paste), 39.5 x 30.3 x 21.3cm; manufacturer: Chelsea Porcelain Factory. 
Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 
Felton Bequest, 1990.

6 Fash in the food aisles HUNI MANCINI Image from Stolen Girlfriends Club show at New World Supermarket, Victoria Park, Auckland, as part of the 2011 NZ Fashion Festival. Photograph by Petrice Rhodes. Image courtesy Stolen Girlfriends Club.  http://stolengirlfriendsclub.com  

6 Fash in the food aisles HUNI MANCINI

Image from Stolen Girlfriends Club show at New World Supermarket, Victoria Park, Auckland, as part of the 2011 NZ Fashion Festival. Photograph by Petrice Rhodes.

Image courtesy Stolen Girlfriends Club. 

http://stolengirlfriendsclub.com

 

7 From practicality to spirituality: WA Indigenous fashion design CHRISTIANE KELLER Ron Gidgup, Gown, yellow satin, silk jacket with beaded pattern; worn by Roseanne Gillespie, Kwobinyan Bokka fashion parade, Wes tern Australian Museum, 1993.  Image courtesy Western Australian Museum.

7 From practicality to spirituality: WA Indigenous fashion design CHRISTIANE KELLER

Ron Gidgup, Gown, yellow satin, silk jacket with beaded pattern; worn by Roseanne Gillespie, Kwobinyan Bokka fashion parade, Wes tern Australian Museum, 1993. 

Image courtesy Western Australian Museum.

8 Somewhere between meringue and ivory: the White Wedding Dress SUZANNE SPUNNER   Silk wedding dress, over-sleeves and pelerine, trimmed with blond silk lace (detail), British, 1828. Worn by Eliza Larken for her marriage to William (later 6th Bar on) Monson. ©Victoria & Albert Museum / V&A Images.

8 Somewhere between meringue and ivory: the White Wedding Dress SUZANNE SPUNNER

 

Silk wedding dress, over-sleeves and pelerine, trimmed with blond silk lace (detail), British, 1828.

Worn by Eliza Larken for her marriage to William (later 6th Bar on) Monson.

©Victoria & Albert Museum / V&A Images.

9 Nalda Searles: Drifting in My Own Land NIEN SCHWARZ Grass Skull 2, 2008, common fodder (meadow hay), poly thread, rough stitching, 12 x 22 x 16cm. All images of work by Nalda Searles from the exhibition catalogue for NALDA SEARLES, drifting in my own land. Images courtesy the artist.  

9 Nalda Searles: Drifting in My Own Land NIEN SCHWARZ

Grass Skull 2, 2008, common fodder (meadow hay), poly thread, rough stitching, 12 x 22 x 16cm.

All images of work by Nalda Searles from the exhibition catalogue for NALDA SEARLES, drifting in my own land.

Images courtesy the artist.

 

10 The Black Wedding Dress MICHELLE MURRAY   Annabelle Collette, Abandoned Dress, 2011, cotton, bones, rusted metal, shell and buttons, installation view,  South Coast Regional Arts Centre (the former Old Goolwa Police Station), Goolwa, SA.

10 The Black Wedding Dress MICHELLE MURRAY

 

Annabelle Collette, Abandoned Dress, 2011, cotton, bones, rusted metal, shell and buttons, installation view, 
South Coast Regional Arts Centre (the former Old Goolwa Police Station), Goolwa, SA.

11 Liz Ham: postwar to punk MITCHELL OAKLEY SMITH   Liz Ham, Sandra hanging her washing, Newtown, 1996. Images courtesy the artist.

11 Liz Ham: postwar to punk MITCHELL OAKLEY SMITH

 

Liz Ham, Sandra hanging her washing, Newtown, 1996.

Images courtesy the artist.

12 Making it up as we went MERRYN GATES   (l-r) Paul Schutze, Jane Joyce, Dean Richards, Robert Pearce, Merryn Gates, Ian Russell, Timothy Newsome; centre: Jillian Burt, 1981. Photograph by Julie Purvis.

12 Making it up as we went MERRYN GATES

 

(l-r) Paul Schutze, Jane Joyce, Dean Richards, Robert Pearce, Merryn Gates, Ian Russell, Timothy Newsome; centre: Jillian Burt, 1981.

Photograph by Julie Purvis.

13 Queering Sydney - The ‘art and fashion queens’ SALLY GRAY Clarence Chai, photograph of Peter Tully (right) as Minnie Mouse dressed for the annual Arts Ball, Melbourne, 1966.

13 Queering Sydney - The ‘art and fashion queens’ SALLY GRAY

Clarence Chai, photograph of Peter Tully (right) as Minnie Mouse dressed for the annual Arts Ball, Melbourne, 1966.

14 Lost in the Masquerade: ManStyle / Men + Fashion ANDREW MONTANA Jean Paul Gaultier, Shirt, 1996, Spring/Summer 1996, silk, shell buttons, 79cm (centre back), 64cm (sleeve length).  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Ron Ramsey, 1998.

14 Lost in the Masquerade: ManStyle / Men + Fashion ANDREW MONTANA

Jean Paul Gaultier, Shirt, 1996, Spring/Summer 1996, silk, shell buttons, 79cm (centre back), 64cm (sleeve length). 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Ron Ramsey, 1998.

15 Dress Code: Greg Leong’s ‘Makeover extravaganza’ COURTENAY SMITH & SEAN TOPHAM Flannelette Carmen, 2003, flannelette, lace, brocade, Australian badges, Australian buttons and Chinese frogs,  143 x 60 x 30cm. IMAGES OF WORK BY GREG LEONG; COURTESY THE ARTIST.

15 Dress Code: Greg Leong’s ‘Makeover extravaganza’ COURTENAY SMITH & SEAN TOPHAM

Flannelette Carmen, 2003, flannelette, lace, brocade, Australian badges, Australian buttons and Chinese frogs, 
143 x 60 x 30cm.

IMAGES OF WORK BY GREG LEONG; COURTESY THE ARTIST.

16 Suzanne Tamaki’s Treaty of Why Tangi MEGAN TAMATI-QUENNELL   Aotearoa. Land of the wrong white crowd, 2005, Lambda photographic print.  Photographer Greg Semu. Work by Suzanne Tamaki; image courtesy the artist.

16 Suzanne Tamaki’s Treaty of Why Tangi MEGAN TAMATI-QUENNELL

 

Aotearoa. Land of the wrong white crowd, 2005, Lambda photographic print. 
Photographer Greg Semu.

Work by Suzanne Tamaki; image courtesy the artist.

17 Martyn Thompson’s interior cinema JAN JONES   Curtain, Anna Sui, New York. All images of work by Martyn Thompson.

17 Martyn Thompson’s interior cinema JAN JONES

 

Curtain, Anna Sui, New York.

All images of work by Martyn Thompson.

18 ‘Zones-in-Between’: the creation of new fashion praxis MARCO PECORARI   Dysfashional exhibition, Luxembourg, 2007;  3/a Raf Simons, Repeat, 1995-2005 © Courtesy Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Firenze;  3/b Maison Martin Margiela, Création Luxembourg, 2007 © A. Morin.  

18 ‘Zones-in-Between’: the creation of new fashion praxis MARCO PECORARI

 

Dysfashional exhibition, Luxembourg, 2007; 
3/a Raf Simons, Repeat, 1995-2005
© Courtesy Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Firenze; 
3/b Maison Martin Margiela, Création Luxembourg, 2007 © A. Morin.

 

19 Dr Lakra’s art of the flesh MANAMI OKAZAKI Untitled (retrato de mujer con calaca), 2007, ink on vintage magazine page, 28.4 x 22cm. IMAGE OF WORK BY DR LAKRA; IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KURIMANZUTTO GALLERY, MEXICO.

19 Dr Lakra’s art of the flesh MANAMI OKAZAKI

Untitled (retrato de mujer con calaca), 2007, ink on vintage magazine page, 28.4 x 22cm.

IMAGE OF WORK BY DR LAKRA; IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KURIMANZUTTO GALLERY, MEXICO.

20 BioElectric Beauty MELINDA RACKHAM Emily Crane, Micro-Nutrient Couture, 2010, made through a process involving gelatines, kappa –carrageenan (gel), water, natural flavour extracts, glyc erine, food colouring, lustres.

20 BioElectric Beauty MELINDA RACKHAM

Emily Crane, Micro-Nutrient Couture, 2010, made through a process involving gelatines, kappa –carrageenan (gel), water, natural flavour extracts, glyc erine, food colouring, lustres.

21 Paper Crane over Sydney: Bowie at RAFW MAURICE O'RIORDAN Bowie Wong in his atelier/studio in Chippendale, Sydney, holding a skirt which incorporates a fabric he sourced through a lamp designer. A copy of this skirt was gifted to Lady Gaga when he met her by chance in a Tokyo hotel. PHOTOGRAPH BY GARY LEE.

21 Paper Crane over Sydney: Bowie at RAFW MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Bowie Wong in his atelier/studio in Chippendale, Sydney, holding a skirt which incorporates a fabric he sourced through a lamp designer. A copy of this skirt was gifted to Lady Gaga when he met her by chance in a Tokyo hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY GARY LEE.

22 Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox SASHA GRISHIN Ethel Carrick Fox, Market, under trees, 1919,  oil on canvas, 73 x 98.5cm. PRIVATE COLLECTION. COURTESY: SOTHEBY’S AUSTRALIA.

22 Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox SASHA GRISHIN

Ethel Carrick Fox, Market, under trees, 1919, 
oil on canvas, 73 x 98.5cm.

PRIVATE COLLECTION. COURTESY: SOTHEBY’S AUSTRALIA.

23 Kim Thomson MAURICE O'RIORDAN Dada deco, 2011, recycled anodized aluminium. All images of work by Kim Thomson; images courtesy the artist.  

23 Kim Thomson MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Dada deco, 2011, recycled anodized aluminium.

All images of work by Kim Thomson; images courtesy the artist.

 

24 Fashionable Pride in Madrid JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ Scene  from the Madrid Pride Parade, 2011.  Photographs by Justi ne Bayod Espoz.

24 Fashionable Pride in Madrid JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ

Scene  from the Madrid Pride Parade, 2011. 
Photographs by Justi ne Bayod Espoz.