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The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited

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"The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York"

A project sponsored by LVMH and Parsons School of Design

In December, 2009, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) partnered with Parsons The New School for Design on an extensive project titled “The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York”.

The project matched Parsons students with New York City artisans in fields ranging from architecture and furniture design to graphic arts and stained glass. 23 teams of Parsons students competed to create original fashion ensembles and short documentary films (see below) that were inspired by and responsive to the work of their artisan.

As one of the 23 Artisans to be involved in this project, I created a stained glass panel called “East Village Sunset” while the students observed and video taped my process over several weeks. The privilege was inspiring an uplifting. In February 2010, the works were exhibited at New York's Milk Studios during MAC & MILK Fashion Week, and again in June 2010 on Governors Island in the historic homes in Nolan Park.



Here's the video that was created by my team for the "Art of Craftsmanship" project.


East Village Sunset (16" x 21" ), panel created for the "Art of Craftsmanship" project.

Here's the fashion piece that was created by my team for the "Art of Craftsmanship" project.

Renaud Dutreil, Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in North America: “New York City is home to many artisans utilizing a wide variety of mediums, and we are lucky to have their work available to us here. We believe that these talented people deserve public recognition and support. We are delighted to be able to provide this through our collaboration with Parsons, a school that successfully serves a wide range of design fields and is an integral part of this City. We are excited to see ‘The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York’ come to life through the work of the students.”


Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons: “This extraordinary program gives our students the rare chance to learn from highly skilled artisans in their studios. The students will use this project to explore their creativity in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment, and will better understand the diversity of artisan professions, who contribute
to the economic and artistic engines of New York.