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Modern Art Monday Presents: Nick Cave, Hustle Coat

hustle coat by nick cave photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

Nick Cave discusses the Hustle Coat (2021) currently on view as part of the exhibit Furthermore at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC:

It’s almost as if you were walking down the street and you were flashing someone. Meaning, if someone came up to you, and you opened your coat, and you had items for sale.

The hustle coat is a trench coat, which is made out of cotton. It’s double breasted, it has a belt, but inside of the coat, it also has a lining, which is covered in jewels. Just imagine necklaces, chains, watches, jewelry, stones are all sewn by hand into this lining of the coat, making it appear to be this jewel box.
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Pink Thing of The Day: Child’s Pink Puffy Coat

pink puffy coat photo by gail
Photos By Gail

It’s puffy coat season, again — at least for those of us living in the northeast — and I recently purchased a light-weight, puffy parka for an upcoming trip to Alaska that I am very much looking forward to wearing. While wasting time in Saks Off 5th — which is Saks’ Outlet Store on 57th Street (where Daffy’s used to be!) I came across this rack of discounted, child’s-sized puffy coats in a very Hot Hot Pink color. Sometimes, the Pink Things just come right to me.

Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret

paris opera coat photo by gail worley
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In 1903, French couturier Paul Poiret made his first loose dress with hints of the kimono shape, and by 1906 he had presented his first collection to be worn without a corset. Poiret’s self-confessed lack of sewing skills pushed him to experiment  with sculpting fluid garments directly on the body. Continue reading Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret

Eye On Design: Brocade Evening Coat By Jeanne-Marie Lanvin

Brocade Evening Coat By Jeanne Lanvin
Installation View (Photos By Gail)

The Nazi occupation of Paris lasted from June 14, 1940 to August 25, 1944. The Nazi authorities initially planned to move the entire Paris fashion industry to the German Reich. Lucian Lelong, then head of the Chambre Syndicale, convinced them that the haute couture could only exist, “in Paris or . . . not at all.” Among those who could legally purchase Paris couture during the Occupation were some 20,000 French women (who had special couture ration cards) about 200 Germans, and citizens of neutral countries, such as Spain and Switzerland.

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Eye On Design: Multidimensional Graffiti Ensemble by Rei Kawakubo for Comme de Garçons

Multidimensional Graffit
All Photos By Gail

Exaggerated proportions and visual intricacy define this maximalist ensemble by Comme des Garçons. The elaborate coat and bodysuit, in various fabrics  including cotton, wool, nylon, polyester and linen — and in assorted shades of pink, red and white, are part of the Spring 2018 Multidimensional Graffiti collection, which appropriated the works 10 artists ranging from the 16th century to today.

Multidimensional Graffit
Shown Here in Contrast to a Minimalist Design By Narciso Rodriguez (Left)

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the result was a mash-up of prints and textures that allied to “the possibilities inherent when wildly unlike visual perspective coexist.”

Multidimensional Graffiti

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Minimalism / Maximalism at the Museum at FIT in Manhattan Through November 16, 2019.

Multidimensional Graffit