How the DAM Created Invisible Dress Forms for Shock Wave

Learn how the Denver Art Museum created custom-made supports using a polyester felt called Fosshape® for some of the garments in Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s.

"Fit is really key," says Allison McCloskey, associate textile conservator, to show the objects well and to avoid tension on the garments. Watch a video with curator Florence Müller to learn more.

Shock Wave is on view on level 6 of the North Building through May 28, 2017. It is included with general admission, free for members.

Carleen Brice edits the blog and On & Off the Wall, the member magazine for the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. She recommends visitors don't miss Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford.

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