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This girdle sculpture by Jess Larson appears in the May edition of Allure magazine, with the caption, "1997: Feminist artist Jess Larson exhibits seven hand-stitched girdles at a Chicago gallery, calling them a metaphor for the many unnatural things women have been expected to adopt over time."

Larson's work has "Allure"

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"I like the distinctive look of something made by hand in this age of commercialization and use of mass-made items in contemporary art-making," said Jess Larson in an Artist Statement she wrote in 2007. The "allure" of Larson's body of creative work may be the spark that prompted Allure magazine to invite Larson to submit an image of one of her girdle sculptures that is published in the magazine's May 2009 edition.

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