There’s a certain kind of girl who, in her teenage years, tears pages from fashion magazines and sticks them on her bedroom walls as a way to project a desired identity. Collier Schorr, who was raised in suburban New Jersey in the early 1970s, was one such girl. Back then, she filled her room with images of models wearing tuxedo jackets and shoulder pads – later, such figures would inform the first work she exhibited at 303 Gallery in 1987, which consisted of Xeroxed copies of Calvin Klein and Guess ads pasted between pieces of Perspex. Schorr, who along with making art has shot ads for Brioni, Comme des Garçons and editorial spreads for Purple, among many other brands and publications, continues to combine high-fashion imagery and cultural critique in her practice.
First published in Issue 163