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Textiles: Collars and Trims

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
Collars can display a great variety of styles. With his collar and matching cuffs in brown with black trim, the Belgian artist and designer Henry van de Velde (1863–1957) focused on refining plain reform dresses. Two sets of collar and cuffs display Elsi Giauque’s (1900–1989) meticulous technique, while Anne-Martine Perriard (b. 1956) draws on a rich array of materials, converting coins into rosettes and combining them with human hair. Verena Sieber-Fuchs (b. 1943) made her mourning collar out of pre-printed forms for Chinese funerals as a lament against the Tiananmen Square massacre.