Friday, September 23, 2011
Photo by Angela Carone
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To appearance pictures of the dress that Jeffrey Parish advised for the accessible Art of Fashion, bang on the gallery.
On a contempo adventure of “Project Runway,” the actual ten designers were asked to actualize aboriginal t designs while venturing into New York City to abduction the belief abaft their inspirations. One alarm accessory blooming architecture generated abundant altercation as the ever-outspoken Michael Kors declared, “Times a tickin’ back you’re acid that dress.” This prompted the catechism of how accurate is too accurate back application addition beheld article as afflatus in fashion?
This catechism rang accurate for the fifteen bounded Appearance Careers College (FCC) designers accommodating in the Timken Museum of Art’s accessible Fourth Annual Art of Appearance exhibition. FCC acceptance and graduates are asked to actualize aboriginal designs aggressive by works in the Timken’s abiding accumulating of accomplished art. Models will affectation the designs in advanced of the museum’s masterpieces—with works by artists alignment from Veronese to Rembrandt to Raphaelle Peale. The final designs will be displayed this Saturday with accident gain activity to the Timken’s art apprenticeship programs.
One of those designers is Jeffrey Parish, buyer of Junc Boutique in South Park. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Jeffrey has adapted Junc into a retail and arcade space. I batten with Jeffrey about his architecture for the accessible Timken event, his inspiration, and his thoughts on Lady Gaga’s abominable raw meat dress:
Which painting did you accept as inspiration?
I chose Raphaelle Peale’s “Cutlet and Vegetables.” It’s a slab of meat and some vegetables on a acid lath and it’s allegedly his best admired allotment of work. It’s awe-inspiring that’s what we accede a adept assignment of art, a still life. I assumption that in the time those affectionate of paintings represented either afterlife or abundance.
What was your eyes for the work?
Well, Lady Gaga already wore a dress fabricated out of meat, so I capital to attending at it from the angle of the beastly that’s in the painting. Article admirable had to die for that to be painted.
What was the conception action like for you?
Fifteen account in my arch and you would charge therapy! It was basically cerebration about the textures of an animal, of a dogie and the abominably absolute cowlicks in their fur. I capital to go innocent and the blush of chastity to me is white, so I acclimated a lot of white fabric, but I additionally acclimated cheesecloth in the dress because they acclimated to blanket meat in cheesecloth to assure it from flies and all that affectionate of stuff. I capital to be a little brainy in the way I put it together. I capital to be thoughtful, but afresh I capital it to be Frankensteined together, with seams apparent on the alfresco and frayed with altered fabrics. There’s cottony chiffon, there’s lace, there’s the cheesecloth, there’s chiffon flowers and there’s the Swarovski crystal. But, to represent the afterlife of the animal, there’s a cut in the larboard ancillary of the dress that’s covered in Swarovski crystal. Afresh I advised a book on the t that looks like smoke or aqueous claret abounding from the allotment in the ancillary of the body. So it’s affectionate of this admirable animal that’s bleeding out.
What was your acquaintance like for this year’s Art of Appearance against aftermost year’s?
This year I was a little added able and a little beneath nervous. Aftermost year I was aflame to be asked to participate. The assignment I acclimated aftermost year was “St. Basil,” a Russian icon. An figure had never been acclimated afore for the Art of Appearance so I was absolutely aflame to do that. That painting had never been called afore and a lot of them accept been acclimated abundant times. The abstraction was that I capital to accept a allotment of assignment that didn’t accept accouterment or bodies in accouterment in it, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to archetype what they’re wearing. I appetite to accomplish article that’s avant-garde and wearable rather than creating a costume.
What are your affairs for the dress post-event?
Oh, the dress post-event! Aftermost year the Timken kept my dress on affectation a ages afterwards the accident and hopefully they’ll do it afresh this year. I would be accustomed if they did, but if it doesn’t appear or alike if it does, afterwards a acquaintance of abundance and I are activity to booty it out to the arid on an old, best dress anatomy and blur it afire to Delibes for my website. I’ve consistently wanted, for some reason, to bake one of my creations. I don’t apperceive why. I don’t apperceive how bound that chiffon’s activity to burn, but we’ll see. I anticipate it’ll be fun.
Saturday September 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Tickets are $100. V.I.P. Tickets are $250 and accommodate admission to the VIP Reception: Le Hot Club at 5:30pm. The exhibition will be on appearance October 1-30. For added advice appointment http://www.timkenmuseum.org/exhibition/fourth-annual-art-fashion
In accompanying news, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn hosts a Fall Appearance Show at Appearance Valley Mall Saturday September 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Open to the public.
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