I’ve always found Leigh Bowery fascinating. A long time ago I was asked “which fashion designers do you like?” When I replied Leigh Bowery, the wannabe designer I was talking to looked at me and scoffed, “he’s not a designer.” These days I’d be inclined to agree with her. He wasn’t a fashion designer. He was something more interesting. An artist who used his body and fabrics as their medium.
This is the image that carries the most impact for me.
A powerful message delivered elegantly.
The statistic that “sixty percent of all art graduates are women, yet their presence in galleries, museums and exhibitions often amounts to a maximum of 30%” is interesting when viewed along side research reported by Huffington Post.