Ever since I learned about the work of 2010 MacArthur Fellow and sculptor, Elizabeth Turk, I've been noticing intricate collars everywhere. Recently at Coleen & Company, I spied a grouping of 18th-century etchings of heraldic "colliers" worn by French nobility. (A partial sampling is pictured here, above and below.)
[Images courtesy Coleen & Company.]
Coleen's etchings also caught my eye because I remembered that Turk has done her own contemporary drawings of the Mint Museum's historic lace collection. Those studies served as a jumping off point for Turk's series of sculptures, The Collars.
[Lace top is from Marc by Marc Jacobs, via Shopbop; sweater is by Catherine Malandrino. Turk's sculpture is via the Mint Museum from the past exhibition, The Collars: Tracings of Thought. Click here for more on Turk's work.]
Update 2:20 p.m.
[Image via Amazon.]