Many live and die by the saying “fashion over comfort,” but how far would you really go in the name of fashion? Widow is a stunning gown by Susie MacMurray that is made of black Napa leather and more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins (approximately 100,000). While you cannot actually wear it, you can currently view the dress at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Power of Making” exhibit in London through January 2, 2012.
Widow represents the pain of a lost loved one. It also symbolizes a widow’s feelings of isolation and rejection of human contact and sympathy. The gown is the fourth in a series that explore female identity. The other three pieces are titled A Mixture of Frailties, Gladrags and Icon, and they are all available for viewing on her website.