12/02/2015

Closure :: metaphors in cloth

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~ details on silk lace blouse, made by Vernon, 1915-1917 courtesy of Digitalt Museum ~


~ dress by Mariano Fortuny, ca. 1939 via The Costume Institute of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art ~


~ silk stomacher ca. 1720, The Metropolitan Museum of Art ~




~ garment design by Isabel Toledo, from the exhibit/book
 'Fashion From the Inside Out' ~


~ Paul, 1999, by Jackie Nickerson from the 'Farm' series ~


~ Peony Dress, Hand, San Francisco, 1997 by Linda Elvira Piedra
from 'The Story of My Love' ~


~ 'Savage Beauty' ensemble by Alexander McQueen, spring/summer collection 2001 ~


~ pattern on dress form, photographer unknown, France ~


~ photo by Lin & Jirsa ~


~ interior seam of boro jacket, sashiko stitched, from Sri Threads ~


~ pieced dress by Gibbous Fashions ~


~ detail from silk evening coat by Paul Poiret, ca 1912, The Metropolitan Museum of Art ~


s'enfuient' (The Air Shivers of Things Fleeing) ~


Closure
clo・sure
noun
1.  the act or process of closing, or the state of being closed.
2.  an end or conclusion
2.  a sense of resolution or finality at the end of an artistic work.




22 comments:

  1. gorgeous images. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beauty, each one beautiful...thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary Ann, pleased you've enjoyed them.

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! This is fantastic -- I can just imagine the hands that created these beauties - some of them stitched completely by hand I'm sure. What inspiration and don't you just love these muted, hand dyed texture to these fabrics?

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    1. Yes, I do. I think I was needing to post some beauty, some kind of counterbalance to the ugliness in the news. I don't do politics on this blog - choose to leave that to others who can handle it so much better than I - but it doesn't mean I'm not effected or disinterested. So I find other ways to say things.

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  4. These images are a respite of beauty. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Dana, I'm glad you feel that way, too.

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  5. a delish collection, me dear. thank you

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    1. You're welcome, indi.
      Bit of balm I was hoping, from what's out there ........

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  6. my hands were aching to touch, very very carefully these amazing clothes.

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    1. Yes, yes, I have that same feeling about them.
      Powerful [compelling] photography .... all of them.

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  7. My breath has returned now, and I can write a comment.
    Thank you very much for your delicious curating.

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    1. I thank you, Judy, for your visit & taking a moment to comment ....
      much appreciated.

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  8. love how that last photo with the butterflies is an opening!

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  9. for me, this is Textile Therapy! May I share it on my facebookgroup please!xxx

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    1. Thank you my dear Marijke .... yes of course, it would be an honor.

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