Pod-shaped sculptural vest coat made from sturdy black cotton canvas. Sewn with exposed seams (serged and traditional) and bespeckled with swaths of tiny frayed holes. Oversized in the hips, asymmetric, not lined but made from rugged fairly heavy canvas. This is outerwear, my people.
I'll be making a similar version of this for Jean. Some parts of this are improvised so it won't be an exact copy but the basic shape, zeitgeist and holes will all be there.
particulars: • rough size: Fairly free sized and spacious. It looks good on my friend here and it looks good on me; my bust size is about 48 inches. So really, it's flexible • actual measurements: bust, measured across the bottom of the low arm holes is 60 inches around, and the length varies from 31 to 38 inches
• fabric:100% canvas • care: dry clean or hand wash and dry flat or on gentle •hand made by me in my studio —one of a kind
Shown with the gothbonnet and the artifacted dress with pencil pocket. Photography and paintings byMichael Burton; makeup and modeling by Cassie Bhadrakali; clothing by Helen Carter