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Faux Real: The Black Market of Counterfeit Luxury

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  • FAUX REAL:
    THE BLACK MARKET OF COUNTERFEIT LUXURY

    Embroidered Swatches

    An investigation into theblack market phenomenon and domestic explosion of "purse parties."Curated and designed for a gallery exhibition, Faux Real catalogs ourstatus-envy culture exhibited through conceptual dualities of theinterior/exterior and the high/low aspects of luxury/counterfeitculture.
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    Deconstruction/Reconstruction: custom embroidered logo swatches ofcounterfeit dismembered handbags. On display, the synthetic remains ofLouis Vuitton, Chanel, and Coach.