Joan of Arc [her steed was a fixed gear]
This has drained my brain for the past few weeks. We were instructed to make historical garments based on a drawing or painting, replicate it directly and then manipulate whatever material we chose to make it out of. I chose to replicate Joan of Arc’s suit of armor, which nobody actually knows what it looks like or where it disappeared over the course of history.
The entire garment has been constructed from paper mache’d cardboard, which was then covered entirely in bicycle tubes that have been stretched, woven, piped, cut and manipulated in various ways over every individual piece of armor. The entire thing was then assembled using nuts and bolts.
Dare I say, this might be the most labor-intensive project I have ever undertaken…
“If Joan of Arc was alive today, she would totally have tattoos,” says my roommate (and model) Emma