Tokyo-born Ari Tabei makes voluminous gowns from fabric scraps, latex, felt, flour, tissue paper, newspaper, and shrinkwrap; last night, she performed at the Fair Folks space wearing a 50-pound kimono. “Her work is definitely going to be shown either at the Met Costume Institute or the Museum of Arts & Design one day,” Mazzei predicts. “She’s the real deal.”
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Tokyo-born Ari Tabei makes voluminous gowns from fabric scraps, latex, felt, flour, tissue paper, newspaper, and shrinkwrap; last night, she performed at the Fair Folks space wearing a 50-pound kimono. “Her work is definitely going to be shown either at the Met Costume Institute or the Museum of Arts & Design one day,” Mazzei predicts. “She’s the real deal.”