07/14/2011 05:16 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

Helmut Lang Shreds Clothing Archives To Make Sculptures

Famed fashion designer Helmut Lang is taking his new career choice as an artist very seriously. Lang, who gave up fashion in 2005, is shredding his 6,000 piece archival collection to turn them into sculptures.

Fear not, Lang lovers. Prior to the decision to re-purpose his archive, Lang donated many of his pieces to designers and museums worldwide. What is he planning to build with the rest of his archive? 12 stalactite shaped sculptures to be displayed in his solo show "Make it Hard" at The Fireplace Project, an East Hampton Gallery. Neville Wakefield, the creative director who is presenting the exhibit, said that the works made of 25 years of fashion represent “the transience of our creative endeavors.” With materials like fabric, fur, hair, leather plastic, feathers and metal, Lang's show should definitely be interesting to see.

See the exhibit from July 22 to August 8th at The Fireplace Project 851 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY.

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