DESIGN 4 FASHION: “OBJECTIFYING” FIU ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS
This last Wednesday, a large group of extremely talented and creative Florida International University architecture students gathered in the Wolfsonian’s auditorium looking as if they had come to South Beach for the Halloween holiday.
They had come to the museum the previous week and been tasked by their professors with picking an object from the exhibition galleries and re-envisioning it in the form of wearable propaganda. The last of these photographs captures the student standing beneath the collection object he intended to represent.
Associate librarian Nicolae Harsanyi, our art director Tim Hossler, our exhibition designer Richard Miltner, registrar Whitney Richardson, and I all sat in as jurors. Pictured below are some of the students modeling their costumes.
All of us on the jury played the mental game of trying to guess the which object had served as the source of inspiration for each costume before the student revealed the fact and explained how they had determined to reinterpret the object as a fashion piece. For today’s blog post, I’ve decided to put you, the reader, to the test by providing you with the objects and the costumes and leaving it to you to match them up!