Mr Hartley explained: "I wanted to make a series of garments in response to facial ideals of today. I was interesting in how the soft tissues of the face can be manipulated, moved around and changed. It's the same way that body corsets were used to change the figure."
He designed some of the facial corsets to mimic results of surgery to augment cheeks with the use of implants and lip enhancement in response to botox injection treatments. Others redirect the lips and cheeks contrary to the accepted ideals of the 'western face'.
Rearranging faces is one of a series of free events being held at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, London, which are dedicated to exploring the future of face research and are running from 5 October until 2 December 2004.
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