Abigail Glaum-Lathbury

Lives and works in Chicago



2006 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA


Curated Shows


Omega Workshop, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY


Solo Shows


Underwear Human Rights Watch booth, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL (Upcoming)

Cultural Uniform, Art in General, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions, Performances & Workshops


“Some of the People, All of the Time”  Collaboration with David Levine, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY



Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Items: Is Fashion Modern?, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Shape of Now, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL      

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Everything and Everybody as Material, Boras, Sweden 

Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of the Empire, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art,

Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct Positions at FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College, Los Angeles



“The Rational Dress Society Presents a History of Counter Fashion”, Museum of

Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                                           

Connect+ Hyde Park, Hyde Park Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Reform: Subversive Fashion, Central Features Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), Central Features Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

2016 Design Intelligence Exhibition, Folk Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

JUMPSUIT Spring/Summer Collection, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL



Utopia School, Dome of Visions, Copenhagen, Denmark

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

Make your own JUMPSUIT (workshop), Sewing Rebellion, Long Beach, CA

JUMPSUIT (Spring Summer Collection 2016), Leiminspace, Los Angeles, CA

Make Your Own JUMPSUIT (workshop), Persbo Studio, Månkarbo, Sweden.

JUMPSUIT Fall / Winter Collection, Temporary Agency, Ridgewood, Queens

JUMPSUIT Fashion Showcase, The Bakery, Brooklyn, New York



Utopia School, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Long Story Short, Hubbard Street 2, Chicago, IL  

JUMPSUIT Spring/Summer Collection, Silvershed, New York, NY

Zero Dark Birthday, Office Hours, Los Angeles, CA



Invention and the Obsolete, solo runway show, Chicago, IL



Allure of Couture, Fashion Focus, group runway show, Chicago, IL

Seeds of Spring, Chicago Social, group runway show, Chicago, IL

Monument, The Seldoms, contemporary dance costume design, Chicago, IL



Three Shades of Dark, The Seldoms, contemporary dance costume design, Chicago, IL

Fresh Faces in Fashion, Gen Art, juried group runway show, Chicago, IL

Overflow, The Seldoms, contemporary dance costume design, Chicago, IL


Lectures & Artist Talks


Presenter, “Genuine Unauthorized Clothing Clone Institute: Copyright, Trademark and Modern Sumptuary Law,” Fashion Colloquium, Arnhem, the Netherlands

“The Rational Dress Society Presents a History of Counter Fashion”, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Presenter, Copyright, Trademark and Sumptuary Law Panel Discussion, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Presenter, “The Rational Dress Society Presents: Counter Fashion as Critical Practice” College Arts Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA



Artist Lecture, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Presenter, “Genuine Unauthorized Clothing Clone Institute (G.U.C.C.I.),” Everything

and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods Conference, Boras, Sweden



Visiting Artist Lecture, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist Lecture, Columbia College Chicago, IL

Presenter, “Fast Fashion, The True Cost,” Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Presenter, “Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption and Design,” Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, WA

Visiting Artist Lecture, CalArts, Valencia, CA



Visiting Artist Lecture, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Lecture, Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Panelist, “Activism + Apparel,” Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Lecture, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

Artist Lecture, Gävle Konstskola, Gävle, Sweden

Artist Lecture, Kostfack, Stockholm, Sweden

Artist Lecture, The Stockholm Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden



Visiting Artist Lecture, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

“Flux Thursday,” Flux Factory, artist talk, Long Island City, NY

“Hour of Power Redux,” Machine Project, artist talk, Los Angeles, CA



Social Capital Markets Conference, panelist, San Francisco, CA  


Grants, Awards & Residencies


Evanston Art Center, Artist in Residence, Evanston, IL



Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Project Grant, Chicago, IL



Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF) Grant, Center for Cultural

Investigation (CCI) Los Angeles, CA

Hyde Park Art Center, Artist Residency, Chicago, IL



Persbo Studio, Artist in Residence, Månkarbo, Sweden

IASPIS International Cultural Exchange Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden



Rising Star Award, Fashion Group International, Chicago, IL

Best Chicago Designer 2009, Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL




“Items: Is Fashion Modern,” exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 24, 2017


“The Rational Dress Society Presents JUMPSUIT: a manifesto,” Notes on Looking (online), October 3, 20152015 “The Rational Dress Society Presents JUMPSUIT: a manifesto,” Notes on Looking (online), October 3, 2015



2015- Present, Assistant Professor, Fashion Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Fashion Design Positions

2007 – Present, Designer and President, Elmidae Inc.  

2005 – 2010, Designer and President, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury Collection


Fashion Collections

Designed under the label Elmidae

“No Cape, No Crusader” Spring Summer 2014

“Likewise, Moreover, Together” Fall/Winter 2013

“Spectator” Fall/Winter 2012, in collaboration with Nonnie Threads

“Siberian Spring,” Spring/Summer 2012   

“CCCP,” Fall/Winter 2011

“Moscow,” Spring Summer 2011   


Designed under the label Abigail Glaum-Lathbury

“Edison,” Fall/Winter 2010    

“Invention and the Obsolete,” Spring Summer 2010  

“Abyss,” Fall/Winter 2009   

“Araucana,” Spring/Summer 2009  

“Medulla Oblongata,” Fall/Winter 2008  

“Morphology,” Spring/Summer 2008


Fashion Exhibitions & Showrooms


Designers & Agents, juried market, September, New York, NY

Designers & Agents, juried market, February, New York, NY



Designers & Agents, juried market, October, Los Angeles, CA

Designers & Agents, juried market, September, New York, NY



Tallulah Showroom, showroom representation, January, New York, NY

The Train, juried market, February, New York, NY


Selected Press


“These Designers Think Everyone Should Wear a Jumpsuits” The Drive, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) April 4th

“The Jumpsuit That Will Replace All Clothes Forever” Paris Review, March 21st

“To Signify Dreams on the Surface of the Body” Brooklyn Rail, February 7th


This Brand Is Shredding Ivanka Trump Clothing And Turning It Into Fashion With A Cause,” Nylon Magazine, May 31st

Ivanka Trump’s Unwanted Clothes Are Being Recycled For A Very Good Cause,” Forward, May 10th

“Ivanka Trump’s clothing is being rounded up and turned into something she’d never wear,” Revelist, May 9th

“Is Recycled Ivanka Trump Clothing the New Uniform of the Resistance?,” Flare, May 5th

 “Discarded Ivanka Trump Clothing Is Getting Recycled for a Good Cause,” Brit+Co, May 5th    

“2 Women Are Turning Old Ivanka Trump Clothes Into Something You Can Feel Good About,” The Huffington Post, May 5th   

 “How to Turn Your Ivanka Trump Clothing Into Something Pretty,” The Cut, May 4th  

“This Group Is Recycling Ivanka Trump Clothing Into Millennial Pink Jumpsuits,” Refinery 29, May 4th

“Here’s One Way to Get Rid of That Unwanted Ivanka Trump Clothing,” Racked, May 4th   

“Envisioning an Art Museum on the Moon” Interview, Hyperallergic,  February 24th



“Radically Uniform”  American Craft Council August/September Print Issue

“Moins C’est Mieux, Vous Alles Adorer Qu’on Vous Mette Des Limites,” Stylist France, Cover Story July 6

“The Sales Pitch to Buy Less,” Profile, Racked, June 30

“Interview With the Rational Dress Society,” Interview, Viralnet (online), June 29

“The Rational Dress Society Wants You to Wear a JUMPSUIT,” Profile, Flaunt Magazine, June 22

“Are jumpsuits the future?” Interview, RN Drive, Australian Broadcast Corporation, June 14

“Tired of the tyranny of fashion? Wear a jumpsuit every day,” Profile, The Guardian (online), June 2

“Jumping in,” Profile, Surface Magazine, The Fashion Issue, March



“Fast Fashion Shopping: It’s cute, it’s cheap: but should you really buy it?” Interview, Chicago Tribune, November 26

“Want to Make the Best Festering Wounds For Halloween? Go to Echo Park,” Profile, LA Weekly, October 15

“The Rational Dress Society,” Interview, Fallopian Utopia, KCHUNG Radio, October 9

“JUMPSUIT: The Ungendered Monogarment to Replace All Clothing,” Interview,

The Dotted Line (online), May 27

“New York Today,” The New York Times City Room (online), February 19

“SAIC Alum and Faculty Member’s Fashion Garment Project Gathers Interest,”

SAIC News (online), March,16

“The Next Counter-Fashion Revolution will be in JUMPSUITS,” Profile,

The Columbia Journalist (online), February 26

“Rational Dress Society’s JUMPSUIT Jumps Up New Kickstarter Campaign,” Profile, The Columbia Chronicle (online), February 23

“Meet Joe,” Interview for Brazilian channel Meet Joe, Chicago/Sao Paulo, Brazil  



“Dream Catcher,” Fashion Editorial Chicago Magazine, February Issue



“18 Russian-Inspired Fall/Winter Looks From A Savvy Local Designer,” Refinery29 (online), October 17



“Sculpture Classics,” The Washington Post Express, April 16

“Shape Shifter,” Fashion Washington Magazine, The Washington Post, Fall 2010

“Role Play,” Today’s Chicago Woman, March Issue



“Chicago’s Fashion Focus Crafts New Look,” Women’s Wear Daily (online)

“Bold Basics,” Chicago Magazine, March Issue

“Best Of Chicago,” The Chicago Reader, March 26



“The Radar Fashion,” CS Magazine, January Issue

“The Fun Side Of Fashion,” The Chicago Journal, October 8

“Design on a Dali,” Chicago Magazine, October Issue

“City of Bold Shoulders,” The Chicago Tribune, September 28

“Second City Style,” Venus Magazine, September Issue

“Abigail Glaum-Lathbury Structured Beauty,” Magnifeco (online), June 23