American Folk Art Museum "Folk Couture" Ensemble

Gary, along with other chosen designers, was approached by the American Folk Art Museum to participate in their "Folk Couture" exhibition. For this show, the museum allowed the designers to look through their archives and gather inspiration for an ensemble.

The piece Gary chose to design his outfit around was the cotton and wool Ann Carll Coverlet from 1810: "Blazing Star and Snowballs". He created a custom jacquard based off of this.

The jacquard in process:

The final ensemble:

The exhibit is soon to be touring the country; we will keep you posted on the dates and locations.

Molly Drake

  

This collaborative video came to light when Gary's friend/musician Naomi Yang played a Molly Drake song for him. (Molly Drake is musician Nick Drake's mother.)

Gary had been thinking about "hope" as the last evil in Pandora's Box and it inspired them to do this piece together.

He created the cut-outs and collages by using the artwork and source material for the Gary Graham Fall 2014 Collection. All are of Middle Eastern motifs that he discovered while working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's textile curators.

In the end, Gary received approval from the Drake Foundation to use the Molly Drake song, and was also fortunate enough to work with rock lighting designer Susanne Sasic.