Wednesday, August 4, 2010

♥ clothes make the man.

last thursday, my friend and i ventured to the boston ICA to have a look
at the exhibits and to hear live music on the fan pier boardwalk.
for those of you who aren't aware, admission to the newly built ICA
is totally free every Thursday night from 5 to 9. (thanks to target.)

aside from the dr. lakra exhibit, which was amazing to finally see in person,
the other exhibit, workworkworkworkwork by charles ledray, was especially
interesting. without any formal sewing skills or training in the arts,
charles ledray is completely self taught and actuatlly started out as a museum guard.
he is not a fashion designer, yet most of his work is made up of miniature
men's clothing, done perfectly to scale.
his men's suits presentation consists of three vignettes,
one of which looks like the sorting room of a tiny department store,
complete with linoleum tiling, a drop ceiling, and even lint to
make it authentic! to look at this work and to know that it took three years for
ledray to painstakingly piece together each and every item by hand,
will have anyone believing it's a small world after all.

6 ♥ love notes.:

  1. awesome collection and how fun. I have been to several of the Thur night concerts. Isn't it so much fun? might be there tonight!And love the ICA!
    have a great day,

  2. i love these! thanks for sharing.

  3. That is such an interesting post...Love it very much! Thanks so much for sharing...I am so going to read more about it all:)

    Hope you are having a fanatstic day:)

    Kisses and hugs

    Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

  4. okay this is awesome and fantastic!! look at those little items!! love it!

    lucky you! that must have been a cool night out.


  5. Oh my god - this is amazing! I had no idea it was miniature until I saw the photo with you showing the scale. Looks like I need to get my butt to the ICA!

    xo Marissa
    (The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

  6. ha ha that isn't me in the picture, marissa! they don't let you take any pics at the ICA, there are people around every corner telling you to put your camera away! i was thinking of making a note on there that the girl wasn't me!!

    diana, i already signed up for your giveaway!!! yay!!

    carrie, the suits literally look like they were made for paddington bear. i wanted to take them home and dress my stuffed animals.

    naina, love the ICA, but not as much as DVF hehee.

    mr. jeffrey, these suits are right up your alley, i bet!


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