In Lookbook 54, artists Emily Larned and Roxane Zargham created 54 different improvisations on one XL white t-shirt, using common household supplies (binder clips, safety pins, duct tape) as styling aids. They set serious constraints for themselves: The shirt is never cut or permanently altered, and all the accessories serve a function.
In their singular work, they seek to answer the question:
“What is the most reductive form that can yield the most variety in meaning? Possibly the white t-shirt. Tight it is James Dean, huge it is hip hop. It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.”
They expand the view of what’s possible in the realm of ordinary t-shirt.
You can buy the book here ($30); it is accompanied by the Lookbook 54 Companion, showcasing hair, make-up, & accessories created with office supplies!!!! (We really want to see that!)
Thanks again, Pamela!