Mom's Sewing Contest

My mother Vaughan Nesslar made the dress that I am wearing to enter into a sewing contest, which I then modeled for the competition. As a gift for modeling I was given a large plastic carrying case full of Barbie doll clothes. On our way to the train, while we were walking over a bridge over the Chicago River, the case of clothes opened and they all flew on the wind and down into the river. A man came up to us and gave us money to buy more Barbie clothes.

by Kristine Nesslar
Brooklyn, New York USA
submitted November 2000
@ The Collected Visions exhibition at ICP

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