Walker – Dare to Wear

27 March 2010 – 30 September 2011 at The Walker ‘Dare to Wear: Glass Dresses’ by Diana Dias-Leão
‘Dare to Wear: Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leão’ is a stunning display of beautiful but deadly garments. Featuring 14 glass dresses and two barbed wire corsets, the display demonstrates Diana Dias-Leão’s glass making skills and her experience of working in the fashion industry.

Not made for practical wear, this collection of couture sculpture is designed to create discussion and debate about issues around beauty and body image. The artist believes that anorexia, bulimia, self harm and body dysmorphic disorder are connected with issues relating to image and lack of confidence.

Through this collection of inspirational dresses Diana wants to convey the message that: “Even though the image is glittering, it is the person inside who is priceless.”

Curator talk

Curator Alayna Ellis will be giving a free talk about this display in the gallery on Wednesday 28 April 2010 at 1pm.