Thursday, September 08, 2011


Fashion designer Hally McGehean will be premiering her first wearable art collection during New York Fashion Week in a two-part fashion event in the Meatpacking District and SoHo. Among featured designs of the show, McGehean will debut her Hard Case Crime dress. The Hard Case Crime dress is made out of nearly 1,000 miniature reproductions of covers from the award-winning Hard Case Crime line of retro-styled paperback crime novels. The skirt features every cover ever published in the series, including works by writers like Stephen King and Mickey Spillane, while the daring backless top is composed of interleaved copies of the cover of BABY MOLL by John Farris, whose cover was painted for Hard Case Crime by the legendary illustrator Robert McGinnis (whose other work includes the movie posters for “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” and the original Sean Connery James Bond movies in the 1960s). The outfit’s oversized belt features another McGinnis original, his rare horizontal cover painting for LOSERS LIVE LONGER by Russell Atwood.
(photo by Chip Miller)

Hally McGehean - Pop Up Pop Art Fashion Event
Monday, September 12, 2011
Part One: The Highline Runway Walk, Gansevoort Plaza, Gansevoort & Washington Sts., 5pm
Part Two: Boutique Showing of Collection, SoHo Loft Gallery, 180 Lafayette St, 6th Fl 7-9pm


Todd Mason said...

Well, if the partial nudists of the Topless reading society can clutch Hard Cases to their chests (though not too long, at least when the cameras are out), then the partial nudists of the catwalks can't be far behind!

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, this is definitely a unique approach to fashion! Really innovative (although I don't know that I would wear it ;-) ).

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't think there is much in high fashion that is meant to wear But I think Christa Faust could make it work.

George said...

This photo could have shown up on my blog!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I thought of that when I got it. I have another one you can have.

Anonymous said...

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Jeff M.