CHICAGO, IL.- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
announced that Fashion Design Department Chair Nick Cave's world-famous Soundsuits are featured in an eight-page spread in the September issue of Vogue. Shot by fashion photographer Raymond Meier and released on newsstands Tuesday, Aug. 24, the photos feature Cave wearing the Soundsuits while highlighting bags and footwear from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Dior. More information about Cave and the Soundsuits is available in the SAIC Press Room.
Also hitting the streets from Friday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Sept. 17, is an exclusive video art installation of Cave's Soundsuits entitled "Drive-by," that will light up the corner of East 23rd Street and South Michigan Avenue each evening beginning at 8 p.m. (dusk).
A Soundsuit pop-up shop also launches on Sept. 10 (to be located in a storefront adjacent to the installation), along with a virtual store on soundsuitshop.com. The Soundsuit stores are a collaboration between Cave and Bob Faust, creative director of Faust Design. The virtual and pop-up stores will offer for sale everything from limited edition prints of Nick Cave Soundsuits to books, 3D cards, gift wrap, ironed-to-order T-shirts, magnets, and viewfinders.
The Soundsuit pop-up shop will open to the public Friday, Sept. 10 from 8 to 10 p.m., and Cave will be on hand to sign copies of the September issue of Vogue from 9:30 to 10 p.m. for members of the public who are interested in meeting him. Please note, guests need to bring their own copies of Vogue; it will not be sold on site and Cave will not be signing any other items.