Monday, February 26, 2007


Tomorrow evening, I hop a plane to begin my voyage to Athens, Greece, for the opening reception of RRIPP!: Paper Fashion, a traveling exhibition I have work in.

Here's a blub from the New Benaki Museum about the exhibition. I'm delighted to be in such great company for this show!

RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion
Athens, Benaki Museum - Pireos Street Annexe
1/3/2007 - 15/4/2007

Paper dresses first appeared in the USA in 1966, and within two years they had flooded the market, creating a fashion that perfectly expressed the pop culture of the sixties.

The cultural organization ATOPOS has perhaps the largest collection of sixties paper dresses in the world, which it is presenting in an original installation designed by Normal Studio, a French industrial design firm.

The exhibition also extends its topic to the study of the unknown use of paper in the history of garments, presenting a wide range of paper garments, ranging from Edo-era Japanese kimonos to garments for sanitary use, as well as examples of designer wear from the fertile minds of John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan, Walter Van Beirendonck and others. Pride of place goes to the 1966 FRAGILE Dress from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, a paper dress painted by Andy Warhol for Nico.

Finally sixties fashion for paper can become a source of inspiration. ATOPOS put out a call to fashion designers and artists, to use the ATOPOS collection as their inspiration and the exhibition includes creations by Sophia Kokosalaki, Michael Cepress, Deux Hommes, Marcus Tomlinson, Dionysis Kavallieratos, Jackie Nickerson and the internationally renowned stage designer Bob Wilson.

Curator and artistic director: Vassilis Zidianakis

ATOPOS and Benaki Museum with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture, The United States of America Embassy in Greece, the French Embassy and the Institut Francais d’ Athenes and the Japanese Embassy in Greece

RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion
2007 (greek, english)

And for those of you who will not make it to Athens to see the show, here is a sneak preview of the work I will be exhibiting.