Thursday, June 16, 2011

The One Sustainable Dress?

Le Sac Dress by American Apparel


"Various A-Z Six Month Seasonal Uniforms" 1992-1995
Various fabrics, leather straps, and suspenders; dimensions variable.
Installed at Diechtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Jens Rathman.

"I’ve been doing this uniform project since 1991. It started because I had an office job and I was supposed to wear something respectable to work. But I didn’t have that much money and so I was thinking about how most of the time we can afford one fabulous outfit that you really love to wear. But there’s some sort of social stigma against wearing the same thing two days in a row. So I decided that, in my case, variety seemed more oppressive or restrictive than continuity. So for each season I’ll make one garment. That’s my fantasy garment or my favorite thing that I can imagine at that period in time, and then I'll wear it every day for for six months."- Andrea Zittel.
Image and Info via PBS.org

Read more about the history of Dress & Uniform Projects at Kottke.org

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