MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO
Skin Tight: The Sensibility Of The Flesh
Essays by Sylvia Chivaratanond and Lidewij Edelkoort. Foreword by Robert Fitzpatrick.
Fashion design, and what derives from fashion, has constantly stimulated our aesthetic sensibility and intellectual curiosity, redefining the ways we think about clothes, beauty, and gender. Skin Tight: The Sensibility of the Flesh will explore the radical innovations of designers who use clothing garments to probe the cultural construction of embodied identity, often used as a site of contention, and to challenge the perception and presentation of the self. Skin Tight will include garments, photographs, ephemera, video, and installations created by a group of international designers including Boudicca, Hussein Chalayan, Martin Margiela, Marjan Djodjov Pejoski, Walter van Beirendonck, A. F. Vandervorst, Viktor & Rolf, and Bernard Willhelm. This well-illustrated publication includes essays by Li Edelkoort and exhibition curator Sylvia Chivaratanond, along with contributions from each included designer in the form of visual essays.