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Cinderella (distressed peasant view) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Cinderella (princess view) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Cinderella (distressed peasant view) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Cinderella (princess view) at Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA. 

Cinderella (distressed peasant view) at Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA. 

Cinderella (distressed peasant detail) at Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA. 

Description

Retired wardrobe from New York City Opera, stainless steel rings, monofilament and hardware.

120h x 72w x 72d in

This sculpture is composed of two Cinderella dresses that symbolize her transformation: the white, cake-like “Princess” dress with its pearls and panniers, and a dress found on a rack of the costume archive labeled “Distressed Peasant.” Ironically, the peasant dress is more a marvel of handiwork and artifice—its luscious cashmere woven to look like burlap, its hand-made lace hand-torn and rubbed with ink to look sooty, and its silk velvet corselette punched with holes. The bloated, regal Princess dress splits down the back, and the cicada-like, deluxe dishevelment erupts.