EST. 2009

February 13, 2010

That Bit of Appreciation

NO WARDROBE IS WITHOUT IT. FASHION WEEK WOULDN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT IT. The hanger carries in its lifetime, a diverse multitude of garments -from the most extravagant pieces to more modest everyday wear- proving to be one of fashion's trustiest yet most under-appreciated item.

Merriam-Webster defines the hanger as a loop by which a garment is hung up or a device that fits inside or around a garment for hanging from a hook or rod. Credited for the invention are O. A. North of Connecticut in 1869 and an employee of the Timberlake Wire and Novelty Company, Albert J. Parkhouse of Michigan.

But who really cares, right? Gregory Downey probably does, creating artworks with hangers as the subject instead of as a mere functional accessory.

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