About this artwork
This coat’s design emphasizes the idea that what we wear expresses who we are and how we relate to the world. Walter Van Beirendonck combined a classic menswear silhouette with unexpected additions such as the hand-shaped zippered pocket.
Van Beirendonck is an original member of the Antwerp Six, an influential avant-garde fashion group, and continues to create designs with un- conventional details and graphic elements that comment on contemporary social issues such as gender and sexual identity.
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- Walter Van Beirendonck
- Coat from the HAND ON HEART Collection, Autumn/Winter
- Made 2011–2012
- Cotton, wool, and horn or plastic buttons
- 102 × 61 cm (40 × 24 in.)
- Gift of John Lavine and Meryl Lipton Lavine