They Wear It Well
Edited by Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 10/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Consider the peekaboo quality of Atelier Manferdini's laser-cut cotton-polyester Petal dress. Then observe the gill-like window slits on the rubber facade of Office dA's house in New England. Similarities between fashion and architecture surface repeatedly among the plans, patterns, sketches, photographs, models, and clothing in "Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture."
Originally slated for the Geffen Contemporary, the warehouse-style satellite of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the show was moved to the museum's more prestigious main location. "The theme is so large—we needed a lot of space," says Tsao & McKown Architects partner Calvin Tsao, who designed the displays. Among the wealth of material, selected by architecture and design curator Brooke Hodge, are clothes by Yeohlee, Comme des Garçons, and Martin Margiela and projects by Preston Scott Cohen, Shigeru Ban Architects, and Future Systems. November 19– March 5; 213-626-6222; moca.org.