L.A. Report: The Opening of Greg Lauren's "Alterations" Exhibit

Camille Rousseau

On the heels of his hugely successful New York exhibition, Greg Lauren's fascinatingly complex clothing installations were on display at the Los Angeles opening of "Alterations."  With astonishing detailing and meticulous handiwork, Lauren re-creates men's garments such as freshly pressed tuxedo jackets, ghostly hoodies, well-loved leather jackets and dress shoes using only Japanese craft paper, paint and his mother's old sewing machine. These "faux" garments, presented in gloomy desert-landscape hues of kohl, burnished amber and white exist in a delicate limbo, being both unwearable and aesthetically true to form. Says Lauren of his creations, "I realize I have inherited someone else's ideals, aspirations and dreams. I embrace the pure love/hate relationship with clothing and all that it symbolizes." Friends and art aficionados alike came out to support Lauren's West Coast debut, among them Elizabeth Berkley, Erin Daniels, Courtney Cox Arquette, David Arquette, and Minnie Driver.  "Alteration" will be on view through May 23 from 11-6 p.m. and by appointment at 8933 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048.      

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