Automotive Material Dress Modeled by Musician Josie Pace
Janna Coumoundouros (BFA Photography 1998)
I started designing and making dresses out of automotive material as commissions for Charity Preview gowns. I love using the material because it makes fashion a sculptural challenge. By restricting myself with the unusual material, it forces me to be even more creative. Essentially, by putting me inside a box it makes me think outside of the box.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.