Beyond presenting them with the translucent acrylic material, Bittar gave the artists little instruction. “I was just curious to see how they would express themselves with it,” he says. “It’s not a material they’ve used, and so I didn’t want to box them in. Each one of them has created something completely different.” The artists painted, cut up, drew on, and varnished the material, among other experimental techniques. The resulting pieces, which vary vastly in style, were presented during a special exhibition at the Cedar Lake dance center in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood during Fashion Week in February, then auctioned off through Artspace to benefit the city’s LGBT Community Center. “I love the idea of really treating the plastic as an art form,” the designer says.