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This Saturday from 1-3pm, the fourth floor of Barneys on legendary Oak Street will host artist, Greg Lauren to celebrate the launch of the Greg Lauren collection. The informal appearance will give the opportunity to the appreciator, collector, and enthusiast to ask greg about his theory, practice and (with a little sweet talk) sign autographs.
Mr. Lauren’s one-of-a-kind deconstructed tuxedos and field jackets made from vintage military duffels, army tents and sailor uniforms were born from his work in Princeton's BFA program. Before he launched his eponymous clothing line, he first learned to sew cutting life-size tuxedos and three-piece suits out of paper for an exhibition he presented in New York and Los Angeles last year titled “Alteration,” which explored heroic imagery the construction of iconic menswear garments.
The installation “Alteration” was shown at 28 Wooster Street in Soho and again in Los Angeles at 8933 Beverly Blvd. On the heels of this insanely sucessful show, his work has recently been at the H.U.C. Museum, FIAF Gallery, and DACRA/Art Basel, Miami and is now launching his collection in Chicago.
· Greg Lauren [Official Site]
· Barneys New York Chicago [Official Site]