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Overflow Bodice, 2015

This is a Overflow bodice. It was designed by Michael Anastassiades and Jean Yu and photographed by Robin Broadbent and made for Flos. It is dated 2015. Its medium is silk gazar netting.

Jean Yu is known for her soft yet architectural underclothes, which embrace femininity while eschewing traditional tropes of lace and padding. She is meticulous in her craft and committed to every cut, as evidenced in the Overflow bodice (2015) that she created for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. The garment reveals its construction: the bodice is configured from a single piece of silk that meets the lower piece at the waist. The sculptural form exposes a rolled edge, strategic darts, and only the slightest bit of lightweight boning.

This object was donated by Flos and Jean Yu. It is credited Courtesy of Jean Yu.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1940-93-62

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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