Ensemble With Jacket, from Spring/Summer 2014 and Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear collections, 2013
Melitta Baumeister creates clothing that exaggerates volume and plays with silhouette, often exploiting rigid materials and experimental techniques to create a protective enclosure around the body. These details are accentuated on this jacket through oversized shoulder pads, sharply lined edges, and zippers found in unexpected places. This dress exhibits a precarious balance between heaviness and lightness with lace cast in silicone at the bottom, contrasting with the lighter mesh fabric at the top.
It is credited
Courtesy of Melitta Baumeister.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.