Archive for January 18, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Body Block

Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan
Hussein Chalayan (English, born Cyprus, 1970). Corset, fall/winter 1995–96. Amber wood and silver metal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2006 (2006.252a, b).

Unlike much of Hussein Chalayan’s work, this corset was not created with the specific political and social narratives that generally inform his collections. Read more »

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