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    Elisabeth Lecourt:

Maps transformed into pretty dresses by Elisabeth Lecourt

Posted by Holly Wilkins,

French artist Elisabeth Lecourt has made, by hand, a collection of apparel meticulously folded from geographical maps. From a 14th Century map of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage to a diagram of rivers and mountains around the world, Elisabeth decided to work with maps because of their poetic charm, because even though they look specific, their information can sometimes be wrong. Calling them, “a portrait of people through their clothes, like a blue-print of their soul,” they are meaningful works of art that explore themes of sensitivity and vulnerability. If only you could wear them…

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Posted by Holly Wilkins

Holly worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at Leeds University and working in the PR industry in Los Angeles for a short period. She wrote for the site between March and May 2013.