Artist uses live moths to create haute couture cocoons

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Artist Aki Inomata provides bagworms with snippets of High Fashion to create matching cocoons

Artist Aki Inomata provided bagworms with snippets from high fashion dresses to make cocoons. What followed was a delicately colorful but decidedly weird fashion statement. 

To comment on female consumer culture in Japan, the artist used female bagworms. In nature, the males shed these cases when they become moths. The females however....

stay in these cases their entire lives, waiting patiently for the attention of a male. 

Reminded of the similarities to her own gender performance in Japan, Inoma…