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#78
Dress Portrait
Molly Goddard and Sarah Edwards

23 January – 1 March 2019

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Private view: Tuesday 22 January, 6-8.30pm
Exhibition continues: 23 January - 1 March, 2019


Dress by Molly Goddard. © Sarah Edwards
Dress by Molly Goddard. © Sarah Edwards


Chelsea Space is delighted to present fashion designer Molly Goddard in a collaborative project with photographer Sarah Edwards. Working together to create a series of images of key pieces from past collections, Dress Portrait presents their shared interest in photography, light and texture. The way Edwards' photographs are displayed reflects the part photography plays in Goddard's thought process and the multidisciplinary approach Edwards applies to her work.

This new installation includes Edward’s photography from the Molly Goddard archive, and a garment especially selected by Goddard. The Reading Room, in collaboration with students from Chelsea College of Arts MA Curating and Collections, explores the designer’s process through previously unseen notebooks, research material and studio equipment.

Molly Goddard
Molly Goddard established her eponymous label in 2014 in London. A clear thread runs through Goddard’s collections, with high‐intensity processes such as smocking, shirring and handcraft utilised in unexpected ways. She is known for her signature tulle and bold approach to scale and proportion, often using tens of metres of fabric in a single dress. Her clothes challenge the idea of wearability and bring joy: they are celebratory yet remarkably robust, equally suited to the pub as the red carpet.

Sarah Edwards
Sarah studied Fine Art Photography at The University of Westminster in 2012 whilst teaching Art at Fox Primary School in Notting Hill Gate. Molly and Sarah have collaborated on Set Designs for London Fashion Week and Dover Street Market.


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Publication
Each exhibition at Chelsea Space is accompanied by a publication, published by Chelsea Space.

Press Information
For further information, images or to discuss interviews please contact: Cherie Silver at Chelsea Space via email info@chelseaspace.org or tel:020 7514 6983

Notes to Editors
Images and further information are available upon request
About: Chelsea Space is a public exhibiting space, sited on the Millbank campus of Chelsea College of Arts, where invited art and design professionals are encouraged to work on experimental curatorial projects. See: www.chelseaspace.org
• In copy please refer to Chelsea Space and not ‘The Chelsea space.’
Gallery opening times: Tues - Fri: 11:00 – 17:00 and by appointment.
Private view: Tuesday 22 January 2019, 6-8:30pm
Admission Free
Chelsea College of Arts is one of the world’s leading art and design institutions.
• Located at Millbank, next door to Tate Britain, Chelsea specialises in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Interior and Textiles Design. Since its origins in the 19th century, the College has produced many of the greatest names in the arts, including: Quentin Blake (illustrator and author) Ralph Fiennes (film and stage actor), Anish Kapoor (sculptor), Steve McQueen, (artist), Chris Ofili (artist), Alan Rickman (film and stage actor), Alexei Sayle (comedian) and Gavin Turk (sculptor).

Operating at the heart of the world’s creative capital, University of the Arts London is a vibrant international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. Renowned names in the cultural and creative sectors produced by the University include 12 Turner prize winners and over half of all nominees, 10 out of 17 fashion designers named British Designer of the Year, more than half of the designers showcased in London Fashion Week and 12 out of 30 winners of the Jerwood Photography Award.

 

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