The dress is displayed in various museums and galleries.
Fancy work is one of the ancient crafts and not only women but also men were engaged in it. Fancywork is wonderful because it is totally different from person to person and has its own exceptional and unique style. British artist Kirsty McLeod decided to capture the multiplicity of this craft and did so for thirteen years.
Kirsty came up with the idea of making a dress that could reflect the fantasy art of various nations of our world. Thus, the special project “Red Dress” was born.
Kirsty traveled the world with scraps of fabrics that artists around the world left their fantasy artwork on. She then sewed them together to make an incredible dress that became a real triumph.
The dress’s journey began in 2009, and in 13 years the outfit has traveled to 46 countries. 343 artists were able to work on the dress. Some were refugees, others were craftsmen who had learned traditional work in the family, and still others were new to the field.
The dress appeared in Turkey, Africa and South America, Mexico and other countries. Artists were invited to make works that would be an expression of their personality, as well as a reflection of cultural experience as well as customs of craftsmanship.
When the dress path was completed, a real work of art was sewn into it. This work of art was made from 84 pieces of fabric that were sewn by the hands of artists from various places around the world.
The outfit came out amazing and priceless. Because it united absolutely different cultures, erased the borders between them and created a tangle of national identity through imaginary work.
And, after that, the fate of this work of art is decided. He has another massive journey ahead of him, only now not in parts, but in full form. The “Red Dress” project travels the world and is presented in various museums and galleries.