The image below was included in an advertisement for the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. This location houses over 130 pieces of Haute Couture clothing created by the late Yves Saint Laurent. His creations were known to blend art with pop culture and an innovative touch.
My initial thought after looking at this design was who in their right mind would wear something like that and where are they going in it! A notation explained that this piece was actually created as a wedding dress. I think the idea is very inventive and cool for a gasp effect from an audience when it’s going down a runway. But, how would that translate into real life if you wore it walking down the street. I think most people might think you were crazy. Whereas in a fashion setting, it would be considered high-level wearable art.
On Project Runway a few years ago, the designers were presented with a challenge to create clothing made solely out of materials from a gardening store. One interesting thing I remembered about that episode was that three designers chose to work mostly with grass and purple flowers. After reading Reynolds notes on simple color combinations, I wonder if they took the complementary color scheme into consideration to show off a strong presentation.
The creations were amazing to look at because of the effort and imagination that went into producing them. Would you wear it out in public? That’s questionable, but the concept is truly fascinating.
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