|Surreal Body Gallery from Impossible Conversations: Schiaparelli and Prada at the Met|
Photo courtesy of the Costume Institute at the Met
|Tutu Cozy by Svetlana Lavrentieva|
Photo by Setareh Samadi
Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Canadian Art at the McMichael Gallery, north of Toronto in Vaughan, Ontario closes Monday, September 3, 2012. In this exhibition, curator Julia Pine draws on theorist Roland Barthes' interpretation of clothing and adornment as “vestimentary code" because it conveys gender, class and cultural heritage. This exhibition features a number of Canadian artists who have used clothing for "its expressive qualities" and relationship to Canadian identity.