Foyer De La Vice

LESLEY HAMPTON’S Spring Summer 2019 collection, entitled Foyer de la Vice, is visually inspired by the work of Edgar Degas and the ballet, and is conceptually inspired by notions around perfectionism and what is deemed as perfect. The garments’ compositions embody the essence of a negligee and stage wear unified to convey the ballerina’s conflict between her internal self and external pressures. The relentless pursuit of perfectionism often precedes vices, to achieve perfection or to deal with the pressures of the unobtainable.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.“- Edgar Degas