Chrome RuffChrome Ruff
Yasemen Hussein is well known for her costume pieces. Recently this translated literally into head-pieces commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London for their exhibition “Opera: Passion, Power and Politics”. Please refer to the video in her artist’s profile to see these in the making.
These ‘costume’ pieces form part of a continual stream of commissions that have included wearable sculptures created for the Spice Girls current tour, Will.i.am and Katy Perry as well as the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. The last two remaining pieces from the Victoria’s Secret Shows are being offered to collectors for the first time: Chrome Ruff (2009) worn by Alessandra Ambrosio and Feathersworn by Maryna Linchuck (2008) – see separate listing.
“I’m inspired by mythology, the Italian renaissance and poetry,” she says. “Basically – beauty. And that could be Dolly Parton or Aubrey Beardsley.” Her work is as exuberant and fantastical as it is organic, and she works at any scale – from making intricate objects for a Tim Walker set, to creating vast and dramatic sculptures for atrium spaces.
Please note that chrome ruff can be fitted to enable for wall hanging.