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Veiled Mirrors

Veiled Mirrors
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In victorian times, when a loved one passed away, mourners always covered the mirrors of the house with a piece of black fabric. This was done to prevent a spirit from getting trapped within the glass. For this garment, the goal was to take this element of Victorian mourning culture and make it my own. To me, by choosing a sheer fabric I represent some of the ambiguity of death. Victorian’s avoided getting spirits trapped in the glass, and I like the idea of a spirit trapped. The ambiguity of not knowing whether or not the sheer fabric is enough to keep spirits out for me almost represents the ambiguity of what truly happens after life.
Mia , 17 yrs
French American International School