1980s-1990s art to wear rag fringe pastel cotton cardigan sweater by multimedia California/New York artist, Paula Sweet. Paula Sweet coined this scrap fabric technique "muslin mink" ~ an artistic alternative to fur. She was using this technique since the 1960s. A scrappy designer after our own heart! You can find her current offerings and archives here.
"Many years ago a mink coat was an exclusive item that I could not afford. I designed Muslin MinkTM so that everyone could have a mink: man, woman, rich, poor - even children. It was important that the coat be washable, and not made of animal fur. I first crafted them from muslin, the most common, readily available cotton. Eventually I designed them in velvets, denim, wool, silks, lace, flannel, and sheer mousseline de soie. I always insisted on an affordable price structure to keep them accessible. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has a three-quarter length Muslin MinkTM in the Permanent Collection." -Paula Sweet
Paula Sweet | Muslin Mink
Chest open | Waist 41” | Hips 42” | Shoulders open | Sleeves 20” | Length 25”
Model is 5'4" Size 2-4 for reference