Haute Trash: An Artists Collaborative

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Dress for the Revolution – Mary Welch

When Mary answers the telephone with “What are you wearing?”, even a few daring telemarketers have been forthcoming with certain details. She has the Catholic church to thank for her early interest in runway fashion. After perusing the architectural structure and lighting in the cathedral she looked forward to the communion procession. Starting with the hat and working down to the shoes of everyone passing by, she became quite the connoisseur of Detroit church wear. And yet somehow, this wasn’t enough. Beginning in 1986 she has been designing everything from the divine to the ungodly. If not for Haute Trash, Mary would never have fully satisified her desire for adornment and recycling. She is currently living in Seattle and does design, sculpture and large scale installation.