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Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Designer Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray. Designer Susie McMurray came up with a symbolic pins dress. The model is called – “Widow.” It embodies the sting of losing a loved one. There is another meaning of unusual attire of pins: a woman in mourning may be closed, raise the needle on end, like a hedgehog, and no one not even close to fend for his soul.

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Designer Susie McMurray

To create an unusual outfit Susie McMurray has spent about one hundred thousand pins, which are stuck into the leather piece. In sum, armor weighs over 43 pounds. Until January 2, dress pins can be seen in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Designer Susie McMurray

Previous works by Susie McMurray:

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

Gladrags 2002. 10,000 fuschia pink balloons, rug underlay, collection of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Designer Susie McMurray

Prickly Widow dress by Susie McMurray

1400 household gloves turned inside out, calico, tailors dummy. Designer Susie McMurray

Icon 2002. 15,000 metallic blue balloons, rug underlay. Designer Susie McMurray

Icon 2002. 15,000 metallic blue balloons, rug underlay. Designer Susie McMurray

Susie MacMurray was born in London in 1959. She spent her adolescent years in Montreal, Canada, before returning to London to study music. Leaving a successful career as a classical musician, MacMurray went back to school in 1996 and retrained as an artist. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in sculpture and a master’s in fine arts in 2001. MacMurray works mainly in sculpture and installation, typically doing site-specific work in historical spaces.

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