Hussein Chalayan: Wig

A very big challenge. This job was for the art project I Am Sad Leyla by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at Galerist in Istanbul. The team made a wig that could change styles: fringe  and  hair-length grew  and reversed  again. We had layers of skullcaps to cope with the different styles and with onboard motors and controllers.

 

The team were: engineers Joe Scott and Guy Stevens; fabricators Janet Burns and Helly McGrother; controls by Matt Denton; hair consultant Darren Evans, and props by Ann Pilbean.

Helly and Janet on the wig

 

 

Hussein Chalayan: Wig and mechanics

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