Penny Felts "Elle #1"
12x12 in a 16x20 frame
Printed on metallic paper
"True adulthood is ridding your closet of wire hangers. I'll never be a true adult, but this dress is good start."—Elle Long
Elle Long is a visual and performance [escape] artist and independent model with a love for film. A shared admiration of the old aesthetic originally brought photographer Penny Felts and Elle together and the two have since become constant collaborators.
For this show, Elle created a dress entirely of wire clothes hangers. The result is more sculptural than sartorial, yet there is a delicate nature to the harsh material—a sort of lace in structure.