Floor 3
Photo: Lara Kastner

Join the members of the Rational Dress Society for a one-day JUMPSUIT-making workshop! Together, while considering the economic realities of garment production, fast-fashion, consumption, and identity, we'll cut and sew our very own JUMPSUITS. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a custom pattern in their size and will begin the first stages of JUMPSUIT construction.

The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Maura Brewer. Together, they produce JUMPSUIT, the ungendered, open-source monogarment to replace all clothes in perpetuity. JUMPSUIT comes in 248 unique sizes. We suggest that the rejection of choice (otherwise defined as the yoke of relentless consumption within the capitalist paradigm) might open us up to greater possibilities and better ways of living. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? What bonds might be formed between JUMPSUIT-wearing individuals? Come to our workshop and find out!

Space is limited. This workshop is designed for adult participants but children are welcome if accompanied by an adult collaborator. Free with museum admission, but a separate ticket, available online beginning December 4, is required. Drop-ins on the day of the program will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis in the People’s Studio, beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

This event accompanies Items: Is Fashion Modern? and The People’s Studio.