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 is content manager in the marketing department at the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. Every day at the museum she is reminded of this quote by Maya Angelou: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

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