This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Art4Moore Foundation, and the Sewing Machine Project.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Who's "The Prettiest"?
Walter Landry, instructor for the "Uptown" sewing portion of the curriculum, brought in his suit from this year's Mardi Gras for students to view and try on. Students who tried on the suit got a feel for just how heavy all of the beaded pieces are when worn together. They also got a sense of what it is like to try to move around while carrying the weight of a suit.