Ungaro and Courrèges designs from the end of the 1960s are interspersed within a cartoon drip structure of cut paper whose colours derive from the same images in Vogue and L’Officiel fashion magazines of the period. The distribution of outfits is determined by material, with synthetics and chiffon on the right, woollens in the center, and leather and PVC on the left. I’m impressed by the brash hedonism of these couture designs. I imagine these designs (and the fabric from which they are made) as utopian representations sustaining an image of the future that was imagined during that decade. The piece was made as an installation for the windows of the Economist Building, London, and could be viewed from both sides.
1998, acrylic on cut paper, digital prints, 274x716cm 9’x23’6″