Wednesday, April 06, 2005

"Red Dress"


"Red Dress" photos by Eduardo De Soignie

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Okay, so Illinois is your home state. I would like to think that there would be something much more influenced. I live in Illinois, too and the idea of a thrift store dress as a representation of Illinois just confounds me. The others all played off of something that the state was known for.

This dress seems to imply that we are a state full of poor people. At least it does to me.

Sarah said...

"Okay, so Illinois is your home state. I would like to think that there would be something much more influenced."

That should read:
Okay, so Illinois is your home state. I would like to think that there would be something much more influential for you to use to represent our home state.

Anonymous said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful. Do you keep your dresses after they're finished?

@Sarah: Seeing that she's from Illinois (the Chicago area I believe?) it makes sense that it isn't played off something that is "well-known." The way I see it, she was able to go more in depth because she's from there. And I don't think that it implies we're full of poor people at all. It may imply that we're thrifty, which many of us are, or simply the contrast from thrift stores and high fashion and whatnot. The dress is stunning. Why can't you find good clothes in a thrift store? Tons of perfectly fine clothes are tossed there. Sure, a lot of it's junk. That doesn't mean that you can't find something with character. If you're in a room full of rich people are you going to assume that they're all snobs?