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For his Readings Collection, Chalayan took inspiration from sun gods and sun worshippers in ancient religions and today's culture of celebrities. The moving crystals on this rotating dress reflect the laser beams in all directions. The beams seem to establish direct contact between the garments and the environment, between the icon and the public, the sun god and the sun worshippe; and between the act of looking and being looked at on the catwalk.

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Title Readings
Material and technique Cotton, organza, Swarovski crystals, sewn-in laser lights, sisal with sewn-in laser lights, leather, metal, rubber
Object type
Installation > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 270 cm
Width 215 cm
Depth 125 cm
Artists Designer: Hussein Chalayan
Accession number B 662 a-f (KN&V)
Credits Loan Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge, 2010
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2010
Creation date in 2008
Collector Collector / Han Nefkens
External exhibitions Hussein Chalayan (2011)

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Hussein Chalayan

Nicosia 1970

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