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Trompe L’Oeil Thrifting: Upcycling Meets Camp Couture

Trompe L’Oeil Thrifting: Upcycling Meets Camp Couture

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (see below). Registrants will receive the Zoom link in an email one hour before the talk begins.


Inspired by the feed sack dress trend of the early 20th century, many smaller fashion designers, artists, and at-home sewers are using common non-fabric materials – like shopping bags - to create fun and functional garments. On the other end of the spectrum, avant-garde couturiers like Viktor & Rolf and Moschino are developing entire collections based around beautifully made clothes that only look like recycled materials like plastic bags, fast food packaging, and even…feed sacks. This talk will discuss these aspects of high and low fashion, as well as the role of Camp in recycled and trompe l’oeil clothing.


Lauren Tagliaferro has been a Curatorial Assistant at the MAG since 2018, and before that was the Collections Planning Specialist at the RMSC. She started her career as the Registrar and Assistant Curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection at Syracuse University, where she received an MA in Art History and an MA in Museum Studies. She is also the co-author of 500 Patterns alongside Jeffrey Mayer and Todd Conover of Syracuse University, which was published by Lawrence King Publishing this past March.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
  Adults     Teens  
  Department - Local History & Genealogy     Streamed Event     Subject - Crafts & Hobbies  

Registration is required. There are 147 seats available.

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