Year: Fall/Winter 2000-2001
Donor: Courtesy of Antonio Marras
Designer: Antonio Marras
Materials: Recycled vintage felt wool jacket, woolens, embroidery, appliqué, lace
The use of recycled povera materials with an excess of flamboyant ornament pushes this dressy suit outside the norms of convention. The garment is on orchestration of tensions between the ordinary and the extraordinary, business wear and evening wear, simple and elaborate. Even the heavy beadwork is a jarring counterpoint to the sheer netted top that it embroiders, creating a dissonant composition that somehow succeeds in its absolute audacity. The inside of the jacket, seen in the upper detail at the right, is as elaborate and dissonant as the outside.