Giving tulle a new face

Shine´s work for Givenchy - 2013When we think about tulle, the first image that usually pops up in our heads is the one of a ballerina’s tutu. But not in the case of Benjamin Shine. He actually creates almost photorealistic portraits made of only a single sheet of this very delicate fabric.

Portraying mainly icons like Elisabeth Taylor and Princess Diana he transforms this quite unusual material into a three-dimensional painting that has a look and feel of art made with paintbrush or smoke. And this by only folding and ironing the sheet until a face appears, detailed as a drawing. One of his probably most known pieces is the black tulle work made in collaboration with Givenchy that was published almost everywhere in the fashion world.

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