Helmut Lang is Shredding His 6,000 Piece Clothing Archives for Art

The Helmut Lang is really over being a fashion designer. As in, the designer-turned-artist, who gave up fashion in 2005, is shredding all 6,000 remaining pieces in his archives to turn into sculptures, WWD is reporting. That may sound like sacrilege to those who worship at the altar of Lang, but rest assured, many thousands of pieces are already safely installed at fashion and design museums. Lang will create a dozen "stalactite-like" sculptures from his 6,000 shredded garments culled from 25 years in the fashion biz (materials include fabrics, fur, feathers, leather, plastic, hair and metal), according to WWD.
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The Helmut Lang is really over being a fashion designer. As in, the designer-turned-artist, who gave up fashion in 2005, is shredding all 6,000 remaining pieces in his archives to turn into sculptures, WWD is reporting. That may sound like sacrilege to those who worship at the altar of Lang, but rest assured, many thousands of pieces are already safely installed at fashion and design museums. Lang will create a dozen "stalactite-like" sculptures from his 6,000 shredded garments culled from 25 years in the fashion biz (materials include fabrics, fur, feathers, leather, plastic, hair and metal), according to WWD.
Photo: WWD

Photo: WWD

The Helmut Lang is really over being a fashion designer. As in, the designer-turned-artist, who gave up fashion in 2005, is shredding all 6,000 remaining pieces in his archives to turn into sculptures, WWD is reporting.

That may sound like sacrilege to those who worship at the altar of Lang, but rest assured, many thousands of pieces are already safely installed at fashion and design museums.

Lang will create a dozen "stalactite-like" sculptures from his 6,000 shredded garments culled from 25 years in the fashion biz (materials include fabrics, fur, feathers, leather, plastic, hair and metal), according to WWD. The floor-to-ceiling pillar-like pieces will be on display at The Fireplace Project, an East Hampton gallery starting July 22 through August 8. The name of the exhibit? "Make It Hard." Might be worth the Jitney ride...